Hidden deep in the Central American jungle, many ancient Mayan temples are hidden from the casual observer.
Remnants of Lubaantun, the site where the Mitchell-Hedges skull was reportedly found.
Mainly in Belize and Guatemala, these temples and pyramids display how life was in ancient times.
Ancient Mayan Pyramid
Tikal in Guatemala.
Lamani in northern Belize, reportedly the only pyramid that still has the original name.
No one knows for sure where the Mayan went, after suddenly disappearing around the year 1,000. Some believe they may have gone to North America, migrating as far north as Georgia or possibly to the Ohio Valley and having a connection with Serpent Mound near Cincinnati Ohio.
This is possible , there are many names ,especially in Florida that have a connection with the Mayans. Myakka, and Miami to name just as couple.
Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.
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