EXPLORING MAYAN RUINS
Deep in the Mayan jungle,
throughout the Yucatan Peninsula,
archaeologists continue to discover
ancient cities and massive limestone ruins.
Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba
are the most famous and accessible,
but hundreds more are still being uncovered.
With the help of a guide,
I was able to explore the ruins at Coba,
including solid limestone megaliths
and skyscrapers, without the use of mortar,
estimated to be several thousand years old.
Some inscriptions and glyphs
have yet to be deciphered,
but ancient Mayan courts are still evident
where the competitive game of ulama
is still perfectly preserved,
a game played to the death in early Inca cultures.
(Locals continue to honor these massive ruins,
as was seen in this "sand castle" on the beach.)