Altun Ha

6:30am came rather early on Tuesday morning…… It was our time to board the bus with breakfast in hand and head to a Mayan Temple. Everyone was looking forward to this day.  30 minutes down the road, the rain started and didn’t let up til we got back that afternoon.

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The temple grounds were amazing. There were 2 plazas with temples surrounding each. Altun Ha was a sacred religious site used strictly by priests. Once each priest died, the Mayans added a new level, which was then the tomb for each priest. Each temple could take up to a whopping 900 years to complete.

We climbed 3 temples.  The temple of the Rain God, the Maize God, and the highest the Sun God. A really interesting thing that we learned was that the Mayans had built the plazas in a way that when a priest stood on top of the temples and spoke, the acoustics carried their voice down to the people in the plaza. Another good day!

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Ethan’s long lost twin, Abdias
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At the top of the Temple to the Sun God in Altun Ha

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