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A Day of Maya History

24 July 2012 2 Comments

Yesterday 24 eco kids had the opportunity to immerse themselves in Maya History at The Lodge at Chaa Creek.

The Eco kids along with the camp counselors hiked to the Maya Temple site of Tunichilen where they received an introductory history of the Maya by Joe Awe, Chaa Creek’s Senior Guide and Mayanist.

Joe Awe spoke about the significance of the 13th Baktun in the Maya Long Count and told the kids to not worry about the end of the world because the Maya never said that the world is going to end on December 21st 2012.

The Eco Kids learned that the Maya Temple Site of Caracol is the tallest building in Belize and that the Maya Civilization build impressive temples, created beautiful art from stone and jade and made astonishing discoveries in mathematics and astronomy.

Mr. Awe also told the kids that the ancient Maya remembered important events by building stone monuments called stelae which were carved in stone.

After hiking the Maya temple of Tunichilen, the kids gathered at the Conference center where Mr. Awe presented them with more interesting information on Maya History and Cosmology.