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Altun Ha
Altun Ha

Altun Ha

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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Beautiful Mayan ruins close to Northern Highway.

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Cagliari, Italy

About 50 km north of Belize City, this site occupies an area of around 8 square km. Archeologist started paying attention to the site in the 1960s, whereas before then the stones from the ruins of the site were used for residential buildings in the villages around there. The largest pyramid is known as the Temple of the Masonry, about 16 meters high. Its drawing is in the logo of Belize's most popular beer, Belikin.

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Brooklyn, New York State, USA

Took this tour to these ruins and really loved it , our tour guide gave a lot of history of the ruins it was really great. Took so many pictures

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Rochester, Minnesota, USA

This is a small Mayan ruins not far from Belize City. You can actually climb on these ruins, the main attraction here is the Temple of the Sun God. It's a steep climb going up and down, but the view from the top is impressive.

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Altun Ha – "Rockstone Pond" (44 acres)
alt Altun Ha is located 31 miles north of Belize City on the Old Northern Highway. A two-mile dirt road connects the main road to the site. The area around the Altun Ha is rich in wildlife including armadillos, bats, squirrels, agouti, paca, foxes, raccoons, coati, tyra, tapir and the white-tailed deer. Two hundred species of birds have been recorded and there are large crocodiles that inhabit the Maya-made water reservoir.
Altun Ha was a wealthy ceremonial center boasting two main plazas, thirteen structures (including the Temple of Sun God or the Temple of the Masonry Altars). Altun Ha is not very far from the Caribbean Sea and it formed part of a unique cultural zone along with other coastal sites. There are also no stelae at Altun Ha but the discovery of rich tombs indicates that the ruling elite enjoyed access to substantial amounts of exotic goods.

Another interesting part of this site is the presence of a large, water reservoir called "Rockstone Pond". The bottom of this reservoir is lined with yellow clay giving the bottom firmness capable of retaining wate

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New York City, New York State

Amazing

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Beautiful Mayan ruins close to Northern Highway.

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Monticello, Minnesota
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