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Maya Ruins of San Gervasio on Cozumel, Mexico
Imageby James Blake Wiener

Maya Ruins of San Gervasio on Cozumel, Mexico

The ruins of San Gervasio — located on the island of Cozumel in Mexico — were once an important site of pilgrimage to Maya people who lived from c. 1000-1650 CE. A sanctuary of the Maya goddess Ix Chel used to be located at this...
Copan glyph
Imageby Zykasaa

Copan glyph

This ancient Maya glyph represents the city of Copan (also spelled Kopan).
Sacred Maya Cenote at San Gervasio
Imageby James Blake Wiener

Sacred Maya Cenote at San Gervasio

This sacred Maya cenote or ceremonial sinkhole is located at the ruins of San Gervasio, which is located on the island of Cozumel in Mexico.
Tulum
Imageby Dennis Jarvis

Tulum

The Temple of the Winds at the ancient Mesoamerican site of Tulum, Mexico.
Remnants of Maya Ruins at San Gervasio, Mexico
Imageby James Blake Wiener

Remnants of Maya Ruins at San Gervasio, Mexico

The ruins of San Gervasio — located on the island of Cozumel in Mexico — were once an important site of pilgrimage to Maya people who lived from c. 1000-1650 CE. A sanctuary of the Maya goddess Ix Chel used to be located at this...
Reconstruction of Nohoch Mul Pyramid
Imageby NeoMam Studios/THISISRENDER/Expedia

Reconstruction of Nohoch Mul Pyramid

A digital reconstruction of Ixmoja, the tallest pyramid in the Nohoch Mul pyramid complex. From the Maya city of Coba, near modern day Tulum, Mexico. Made by NeoMam Studios and THISISRENDER in collaboration with Expedia. (Republished with...
Maya Diving Figure
Imageby James Blake Wiener

Maya Diving Figure

A Maya diving figure from a lid of a ceramic vessel. Mexico, c. 1000-1100 CE. (St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri)
Climate Change & Disaster - Linking Antiquity and Present
Lessonby Marion Wadowski

Climate Change & Disaster - Linking Antiquity and Present

This activity can be done in class as a discussion, given as homework or assignment for an essay or a presentation. It includes keys and all the material needed. You can just print and roll with it in your class without preparation!In this...
The Inca Road System
Articleby Mark Cartwright

The Inca Road System

The Inca road system formed a network known as the royal highway or qhapaq ├▒an, which became an invaluable part of the Inca empire. Roads facilitated the movement of armies, people, and goods across plains, deserts and mountains. They connected...
Nazca Lines
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Nazca Lines

The Nazca civilization flourished in southern Peru between 200 BCE and 600 CE and amongst their most famous legacies are the geoglyphs and lines - often referred to as Nazca Lines - along the eastern coast of Peru and northern Chile. The...
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