Sunday, February 01, 2009

skull carvings

This is a carving at one of the Mayan sites. If you look closely you will see rows of skulls. The Mayans were into human sacrifice to please the Gods. This carving is very detailed and has held up well for over 1500 years.(makes cool wallpaper for your computer screen too!)

Chichin Itza

This is Chichin Itza
It is the largest restored Mayan pyramid in Mexico.
A pretty awesome place. Lots of cool stone details. These places all had ways of telling the solar calendar, equinoxes, solstices, figuring out the calendar more precisely than Europeans were at that time. circa 800 a.d. Lots of info about them online check it out. This was a cool vacation, sitting on the beach in January was nice too!