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Museo Nacional de Antropologia
View of the Museum's central patio and "fountain"
The Sun Stone
The Sun Stone
Extraordinary monument of this Museum
The word "Olmec" means "inhabitant of the rubber region".
Colossal head in stone
representing chieftains or ball gam players
Museo de Templo Mayor
Pyramide del Sol
The influence of this city on the Central Plateau also reached the Naya area.
View of the Teotihuacan, taken from Pyramide de la Luna
Chronology of Ancient Mexico
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".
View of the Xochicalco - Ballganme court
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.
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.
Grutas de Cacahuamilpa
Grutas de Cacahuamilpa
Sky was dyed red and purple
Grupo de las Columunas, from Patio del Norte
Sala de las Columunas
Calmly time and place
Evening glow from ruin "Yagul"
During Classic period, between 200 and 800 AD, the population in the Oaxacan Valley communities increased and the building of Monte Alban cntinud.
Juego : Ball court
from Plataforma Sur
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.
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.
View of Ruinas "Palenque"
Templo de las Inscripciones y El Palacio
Male head made in stucco and found as an offering in the Palenque tomb.
"Agua azul" is half day excursion from village Palenque
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.
View of Uxmal : Cuadrangulo de las Monjas y Piramide del Adivino
Sound & Light Show (Luz y Sonido)
Espanol (from 19:00) , English (from 20:00)
Chichen Itza : El Castillo
Pyramid of Kukulcan is magnificent Toltec influenced structure
The red jaguar and the Chac Mool in the Castillo
Caracol : an Astromonical obsrvatory
The Mayas studied the stars from the round tower
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."
Thousand Columns Group : Toltec culture reached the Yucatan Peninsua by conquestt
"Skull" on the friezes
Atlante sculputure representing a warrior
|Mexico D.F. - Oaxaca
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|Oaxaca - Villahermosa
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|Villahermosa - Palenque
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|Palenque - Merida
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|Merida - Mexico D.F.
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||Free on Sunday|
Excange rate : US 1 $ = 8 peso
Entrance is free on Sunday
three weeks trip in Mexico (without airline ticket, Japan - Mexico)
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I hope you enjoyed the trip with me.
See you some day somewhere. - Feb.1998 -
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