Tuesday, September 9, 2008
PHOTO FROM TOP OF XUNUNTANICH TO GUATEMALA
That ridge in the background is across the border in Guatemala. The photo is taken from the top of Xununtanich Mayan pyramid, on the top of a big hill, on the Belize side. The Maya still live here, in two towns. One is called San Jose Succotz at the bottom of the hill and across on a barge like ferry, hand cranked across the Mopan River that drains the Peten in Guatemala. The pyramid is for the last two thousand years, for the second Mayan Empire called the Classic period.