Mayan for “Stone maiden” Xunantunich is definitely one of Belize’s prettiest Maya archaeological sites, renowned for exquisite architecture, beautiful frescos and stelae, as well as its park-like atmosphere and stunning views from the top of El Castillo, the iconic pyramid temple. Xunantunich was an important ceremonial centre built around AD 600 near the end of the Maya Late Classic Period, boasting a population of some 10,000 people at its peak, and apparently continued to thrive while other Maya centres such as Tikal and Caracol were in decline. However by around 1000 AD Xunantunich was abandoned.
Belize Nohmul Mayan Ruin destruction is condemned by popular Belize Eco Lodge Chaa Creek “This is an obscene act that needs to be condemned in the strongest possible terms,” Chaa Creek proprietor Mick Fleming said today. Mr Fleming was responding to news that one of Belize’s largest Maya pyramids has been destroyed with backhoes and … Read more