Tag: Ruins

Guachimontones Round Pyramid
Mexico

The Unique Round Pyramid of Guachimontones

Guachimontones, reachable as a day trip from Guadalajara, is the state of Jalisco’s flagship archaeological site. It’s most known for its unique round pyramid (itself known as a ‘guachimontón’), of which there are

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Cliff Palace Mesa Verde Guide
USA

Mesa Verde National Park: The Ultimate Guide

Despite having been occupied for a relatively brief period of time, the cliff dwellings of Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park are arguably the most breathtaking archaeological sites in the United States. But with

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Chaco Canyon Guide Pueblo Bonito
USA

Chaco Canyon: The Ultimate Guide

Largely occupied between 800 and 1250 AD About 15 main complexes These are the largest manmade structures in what’s now the United States before it became a country The Puebloans likely abandoned the

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Visiting Sayil Ruins
Mexico

Exploring Sayil and Its Great Palace

Just 7 km south of Kabah, the ancient Mayan city of Sayil shares a lot in common with neighboring sites in the Puuc region. The city, however, was founded in the 8th century AD

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Visiting Texcotzingo
Mexico

Exploring The Aztec Baths of Texcotzingo

Texcotzingo, a former Aztec botanical garden, spa and royal palace, is one of Central Mexico’s most obscure archaeological sites. But it shouldn’t be. This fascinating hilltop site was founded by Nezahualcoyotl, the legendary

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Cañada de la Virgen Ruins
Mexico

Visiting the Cañada de la Virgen Ruins

Occupied from around 540-1050 AD by the Otomí civilization, Cañada de la Virgen is a small archaeological site located nearby the tourism hotspot of San Miguel de Allende. Excavations didn’t begin until 2002,

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Hiking Mount Tlaloc
Mexico

Hiking Mount Tlaloc: The Rain God’s Abode

Located in  Izta-Popo National Park, about halfway between Mexico City and Puebla, hiking Mount Tlaloc is one of the region’s most unique outdoor adventures. At the summit, not only will you find beautiful

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Visiting Comalcalco Ruins
Mexico

Comalcalco: The Edge of the Mayan World

The overlooked ruins of Comalcalco in Tabasco state are remarkable for a couple of reasons. Not only did they mark the very western edge of the Mayan civilization, but Comalcalco is the only

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Toniná Pyramid
Mexico

Toniná: Exploring the Lost Pyramid City

Overlooking the Valley of Ocosingo in the state of Chiapas is one of Mesoamerica’s largest and most unique structures. The Toniná Pyramid consists of seven tiers, many of which are home to temples, palaces

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Visiting Edzná Ruins
Mexico

Visiting Edzná: The House of the Itzaes

Deep in the jungle, about 50 km southeast of Campeche, lies the once-mighty city of Edzná, one of Mexico’s most under-appreciated Mayan ruins. Known for its unique five-story pyramid, the site is not

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Visiting Mayapán Ruins
Mexico

Mayapán: The Last of the Great Mayan Cities

Located about 50 km south of Mérida, Mayapán could be considered the last of the great Mayan capitals. But despite its historical importance, the site remains well off the tourist trail. What makes Mayapán unique is

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Visiting the Tulum Ruins
Mexico

Touring the Unique Seaside Ruins of Tulum

While Tulum may be one of Mexico’s most-visited archaeological sites, it’s hardly the largest or most spectacular. But what makes visiting the Tulum ruins truly special is their stunning seaside setting. Out of all the

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Stobi Ruins North Macedonia
North Macedonia

Visiting the Overlooked Ruins of Stobi

The ancient city of Stobi is an obscure archaeological site in an already overlooked country, North Macedonia. But while few have heard of it, it’s larger and arguably more impressive than the better-known Heraclea

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