Information About the Mayan Ruins

Information About the Mayan Ruins
Modern cultures long have been fascinated with the ancient Mayans, with their famous calendars and mysterious temples. Those with a thirst for adventure will not want to pass up an exploration through Mayan ruins when visiting the Yucatan Peninsula.


These Mayan ruins can found in the jungle of Chiapas, Mexico. Its murals tell ancient stories of human sacrifice, war and life in the royal court.


According to, Chacchoben translates to "the Place of Red Corn." These partially restored pyramids are located in Quintana Roo, Mexico, about 110 miles south of Tulum, Mexico.


The word "Uxmal" literally means "thrice-built," hinting at the Mayan practice of building one temple over another one. Uxmal was home to one of the largest Mayan communities, at one time numbering over 25,000 people.


The Tulum ruins can be found on a beach about 81 miles south of Cancun. These structures are so impressive that Tulum is often called "The Walled City."


Mayapan was the last capital of Mayan civilization. Mayapan means "Banner of the Mayans." It climbed to its peak during the Postclassic period (900 to 1521 A.D.).


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Kristin Wood entered the media industry in 2006 as a proofreader. She began her writing career in 2008, with work appearing in several online magazines, corporate blogs, nonprofit websites and local newspapers. Wood specializes in education, health, beauty, fashion, business and home-and-garden topics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Point University.

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