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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Province
State
Place
Location
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Guatemala
Guatemala City
Popol Vuh Museum
 Quetzl incense burner.
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Popol Vuh Museum
 Polychrome ceramic container.
Guatemala
Antigua
Cathedral
 The Cathedral was very badly damaged in the 1773 earthquake.
Guatemala
Antigua
Cathedral
 16 of the 18 chapels were destroyed by the earthquake of 1773.
Guatemala
Antigua
Cathedral
 The Cathedral housed the tombs of some of the Conqustedors.
Guatemala
Antigua
 The ruins of La Compana de Jesus. The capital was moved from Antigua because of earthquakes.
Guatemala
Antigua
Las Capuchinas
 The convent was founded by nuns from Madrid.
Guatemala
Antigua
Las Capuchinas
 The main nunnery building is circular.
Guatemala
Antigua
Las Capuchinas
 View of the circular nunnery.
Guatemala
Antigua
Las Capuchinas
 Within the circular nunnery building.
Guatemala
Antigua
La Merced
 The church was completed in 1767 and was designed to withstand earthquakes.
Guatemala
Antigua
Casa Popende
 Casa Popende is a restored colonoal house.
Guatemala
Antigua
Casa Popende
 Washing trough.
Guatemala
Antigua
Casa Popende
 Arabic ceramics and a church carving.
Guatemala
Antigua
Casa Popende
 Carved bench back.
Guatemala
Cotzumalhuapa
El Baul
 The small hill of El Baul contains an unrestored Izapan temple.
Guatemala
Cotzumalhuapa
El Baul
 Worshipping at shrines on the hill.
Guatemala
Cotzumalhuapa
El Baul
 Basalt shrine by a tree with circular date glyphs.
Guatemala
Cotzumalhuapa
 Among the sugar cane fields are a number of carved stones dating from the 9th century.
Guatemala
Cotzumalhuapa
 The carved stones show Teotihacan influence.
Guatemala
Cotzumalhuapa
 Carved stone with priest figure.
Guatemala
Cotzumalhuapa
 Carved stone with figures and glyphs in a sugar cane field.
Guatemala
Huehuetenango
Zaculeu
 Zaculeu is a Mam site dating from 1000 AD.
Guatemala
Huehuetenango
Zaculeu
 Zaculeu means "white earth" in the Mam language.
Guatemala
Huehuetenango
Zaculeu
 The site is on a hilltop and contains several plazas.
Guatemala
Huehuetenango
Zaculeu
 Structure 1 is a 12m high pyramid.
Guatemala
Huehuetenango
Zaculeu
 The ball court, a structure present in many Mayan sites.
Guatemala
Huehuetenango
Zaculeu
 Structure 4 is a combination of palace and temple.
Guatemala
Huehuetenango
Zaculeu
 Many structures remain unexcavated.
Guatemala
Lake Atitlan
Santiago de Atitlan
Catholic Church
 Priest chair with carvings of corn, a quetzal reading a book and Yum Kaz, the Mayan god of corn.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 Quirigua is a Mayan site founded 250 BC. It is famous for its carved 8th century stele.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 Mayan glyphs.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 The steles at Quirigua are the tallest in the Mayan world.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 Stele C depicts Canac Sky.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 Zoomorphs are spherical carved stones in the shape of animals.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 Detail of a carved Zoomorph.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 Stele E is the tallest in Quirigua at 8m.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 The elaborately carved Stele E weighs 65 tonnes.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 Zoomorph G.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 8th Century Mayan altar.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 The Steles in Quirigua are some of the most elaborate in the Mayan world.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 Unexcavated pyramid.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 Quirigua was at its height under the rule of Canac Sky who ascended the throne in 731.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 Zoomorph P is the best preserved and most intricate.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 The Acropolis.
Guatemala
Quirigua
Archaeological Zone
 Unexcavated structure.
Guatemala
Tikal
 The Mayan site of Tikal.
Guatemala
Tikal
 Tikal is a Mayan site set in tropical rain forest. It was active between 500 BC and 900 AD.
Guatemala
Tikal
Jaguar Temple
 The Jaguar Temple is a typical Tikal temple and dates from 721.
Guatemala
Tikal
Jaguar Temple
 The temple is 44m high and is topped with a roof comb containing a tomb.
Guatemala
Tikal
Jaguar Temple
 A stele describing the ascent to the throne of Tikal's last known ruler in 768.
Guatemala
Tikal
Temple of the Masks
 The Temple of the Masks is 38m high and fronted by a stele.
Guatemala
Tikal
Temple of the Masks
 The temple dates from around 800.
Guatemala
Tikal
Central Acropolis
 The Central Acropolis.
Guatemala
Tikal
Central Acropolis
 The area is made up of many rooms and courtyards.
Guatemala
Tikal
Central Acropolis
 Looking down on the Central Acropolis.
Guatemala
Tikal
Central Acropolis
 Two storey building.
Guatemala
Tikal
North Acropolis
 The North Acropolis.
Guatemala
Tikal
North Acropolis
 Two storey buildings.
Guatemala
Tikal
North Acropolis
 The North Acropolis is a complex of twelve temples dating from 100 BC.
Guatemala
Tikal
North Acropolis
 The complex was begun in 100 BC and completed in 250.
Guatemala
Tikal
North Acropolis
 There are many steles.
Guatemala
Tikal
North Acropolis
 The steles show rulers and priests.
Guatemala
Tikal
North Acropolis
 Stone altar.
Guatemala
Tikal
North Acropolis
 Carved face.
Guatemala
Tikal
North Acropolis
 Tikal was active between the 4th Century BC and 900 AD.
Guatemala
Tikal
North Acropolis
 Detail of wall.
Guatemala
Tikal
Grand Plaza
 The Grand Plaza.
Guatemala
Tikal
Grand Plaza
 The Grand Plaza is the centre of the site.
Guatemala
Tikal
Grand Plaza
 Pyramids and palaces.
Guatemala
Tikal
Plaza of the Lost World
 The unexcavated Lost World Pyramid dominates the Plaza of the Lost World.
Guatemala
Tikal
Plaza of the Lost World
 The Lost World Pyramid is 32m high and 80m long.
Guatemala
Tikal
Plaza of the Lost World
 The Lost World Pyramid dates from 700 BC and is the oldest at Tikal.
Guatemala
Tikal
Plaza of the Lost World
 Building in the rainforest.
Guatemala
Tikal
 The Great Pyramid is the oldest in Tikal dating from 700 BC.
Guatemala
Tikal
 The Great Pyramid is 32m high.
Guatemala
Tikal
 Many structures are lost in the rain forest.
Guatemala
Tikal
 Barely visible through the trees.
Guatemala
Tikal
 The Bat Palace.
Guatemala
Tikal
 Paths through the site.
Guatemala
Tikal
 One of the many stele on the site.
Guatemala
Tikal
 The Ah Cacan Stele.
Guatemala
Tikal
 Temple 4 is the tallest ancient structure in the Americas (64m).
Guatemala
Tikal
 The sheer walls of Temple 4.
Guatemala
Tikal
Complex M
 Complex M is one of several pairs of matching pyramids unique to Tikal.
Guatemala
Tikal
Complex M
 Palace building in the rainforest.
Guatemala
Tikal
Complex M
 Temple through the trees.
Guatemala
Tikal
Group G
 Group G is a palace complex.
Guatemala
Tikal
Group G
 Building in the complex.
Guatemala
Tikal
 Temple V is a 58m high pyramid build around 700 by King Ah Cacau.
Guatemala
Tikal
 Temple IV dates from 470.
Guatemala
Tikal
 Trail through the forest.
Honduras
Roatan Island
Roatan Museum
 The museum contains many Mayan ceramics.
Honduras
Roatan Island
Roatan Museum
 Ceramic painted with a mother about to give birth.
Honduras
Roatan Island
Roatan Museum
 Clay mask.
Honduras
Copan
Great Plaza
 The Great Plaza and a stele in Copan, a Mayan site abandoned by 1200 AD.
Honduras
Copan
Great Plaza
 Carved altar to Chac, the Mayan rain god.
Honduras
Copan
Great Plaza
 A small pyramid in the Great Plaza.
Honduras
Copan
Great Plaza
 The Great Plaza is 130m long amd 90m wide.
Honduras
Copan
Great Plaza
 Wall surrounding the Great Plaza.

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