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Castillo

Chichen Itza

El Castillo
Pyramide del Kukulcan


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Museo Nacional de Antropologia


fountain

View of the Museum's central patio and "fountain"



The Sun Stone

The Sun Stone

The Sun Stone

Extraordinary monument of this Museum




Olmec

The word "Olmec" means "inhabitant of the rubber region".

Olmec

Colossal head in stone
representing chieftains or ball gam players


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Templo Mayor


Templo Mayor

Templo Mayor



Museo de Templo Mayor

Museo Templo Mayor


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Teotihuacan


Pyramide del Sol

Pyramide del Sol

The influence of this city on the Central Plateau also reached the Naya area.






Teotihuacan

View of the Teotihuacan, taken from Pyramide de la Luna


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Chronology of Ancient Mexico


Centro Mexico
Era
Mayas



Olmec

Olmec
Formative period
B.C
A.D
Pyramide del Sol

Theotihuacan

Monte Alben

Monte Alban

Classics period

Tikal (Guatemala)

Copan (Honduras)

Xochicalco

Xochicalco

Columunas

Mitla



7 century
Palenque

Palenque

Uxmal

Uxmal
Tula

Tula

10 century
Castillo

Chichen Itza
Templo Mayor

Templo Mayor
14 century



16 century


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Xochicalco

Xochicalco means the "Place of the House of Flowers" and is located southeast of Cuernavaca. It seems that the most illustrous personage of Ancient Mexico came from this region. His name was "Ce Acatl Topiltzin" and is more well known as "Quetzalcoatl".

Xochicalco

View of the Xochicalco - Ballganme court



Ballgame

The Ball Court symbolizes the struggle between opponents.The court is a sacred enclosure in which dramatic rituals of human sacrifice took place, which was the principal objective of the game since its inception.

Xochicalco

Hoop target
The gods would play with the rubber ball which would bounce from one place to another and when it would come to a standstill or would enter the opening of the hoop, this would be the moment of the decapitation.

The sacrificed blood in the court symbolized the watering of the earth in order that the corn would germinate. Its shapeis sloped and finished off with an upright adornment on which the hoops or "Tlachtemalacatl" are located.




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Grutas de Cacahuamilpa



Grutas de Cacahuamilpa

Grutas de Cacahuamilpa


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Oaxaca

Oaxaca

Sky was dyed red and purple


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Mitla

Mitla

Grupo de las Columunas, from Patio del Norte



Columunas

Sala de las Columunas

Calmly time and place


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Yagul

Yagul

Evening glow from ruin "Yagul"


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Monte Alban

During Classic period, between 200 and 800 AD, the population in the Oaxacan Valley communities increased and the building of Monte Alban cntinud.

Monte Alban

Juego : Ball court



Monte Alban

from Plataforma Sur


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La Venta

The word "Olmec" means "inhabitant of the rubber region". These people lived on the Gulf Coast, south of Veracruz and part of Tabascco. Villahermosa - city of Tabascco - there is "Parque-Museo de la Venta". A lot of open-air exhibitions show us the Olmec culture.

La Venta

Parque-Museo de la Venta

The Olmec religion revolved around the fertility cult with the jaguar as the principal god. Religion was interlaced with the political and social organization, as in al the other Mesoamerican cultures.


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Palenque



Palenque

View of Ruinas "Palenque"

Templo de las Inscripciones y El Palacio



Tomb

Tomb
Mask


Male head made in stucco and found as an offering in the Palenque tomb.


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Agua azul


Agua azul

"Agua azul" is half day excursion from village Palenque


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Uxmal

Uxmal is one of the most typical of the "Puuc style". "Puuc" - which differs mainly in the decoration made of stone mosaic on the friezes.

Uxmal

View of Uxmal : Cuadrangulo de las Monjas y Piramide del Adivino



Uxmal

Sound & Light Show (Luz y Sonido)

Espanol (from 19:00) , English (from 20:00)


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Chichen Itza

Castillo

Chichen Itza : El Castillo

Pyramid of Kukulcan is magnificent Toltec influenced structure




El Castillo

The red jaguar and the Chac Mool in the Castillo



Caracol

Caracol

Caracol : an Astromonical obsrvatory

The Mayas studied the stars from the round tower



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Tula

Official Guide of National Museum said "There is no doubt that the Toltecs revolutionized many of the architectonic norms in vogue at the time in Mesoamerica."

Tula

Thousand Columns Group : Toltec culture reached the Yucatan Peninsua by conquestt



Skull

"Skull" on the friezes



Tula

Atlante sculputure representing a warrior


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Travering Memo


Bus

Section
Time
Fee
Mexico D.F. - Oaxaca
5 hours
US 20 $
Oaxaca - Villahermosa
12 hours
US 24.6 $
Villahermosa - Palenque
2.5 hours
US 4 $
Palenque - Merida
9 hours
US 11.9 $
Merida - Mexico D.F.
20 hours
US 55.3 $



Entrance fee

Ruins
Fee
Teotihuacan
16 peso
Tula
14 peso
Xochicalco
16 peso
Monte Alban
14 peso
Mitla
10 peso
Yagul
7 peso
Palenque
16 peso
Uxmal
Free on Sunday
Chichen Itza
30 peso


Excange rate : US 1 $ = 8 peso
Entrance is free on Sunday



Cost Break-Down

three weeks trip in Mexico (without airline ticket, Japan - Mexico)

ACCOUNT
AMOUNT
Transportation
US 224 $
Hotel
US 90 $
Meals
US 95 $
Entrance fee
US 30 $
Souvenir
US 34 $
Others
US 77 $
Total
US 550 $


I hope you enjoyed the trip with me.
See you some day somewhere. - Feb.1998 -



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