Altun Ha Mayan Ruins



These photos were taken in Belize, also known as British Honduras.

The Mayan ruins, called Altun Ha, lies about 31 miles north of Belize City. The ruins cover about 25 acres with excavations began in 1957 and consist of thirteen main buildings surrounding two main plazas. The Sun God Temple is the tallest structure reaching 59 feet high. Workmen discovered a ten pound jade head in the Temple of the Green Tomb. A sign indicated that the Mayan Indians inhabited the site beginning in AD 500.



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