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Mayan Backstreets

Narrow tunnel running through one of the main pyramids at Becan in the state of Campeche, Mexico. As I squeezed into this space, I reflected on who might have been doing the same thing in the middle Pre-Classic Period (550 BCE). And whether the tunnel was built for access - or avoidance. [NOTE: You come out the other end in a large courtyard].



Kohunlich is an elaborate complex of Early Classic Period Mayan structures located in southern Quintana Roo, to the west of Chetumal. The image above was taken next to the staircase at the Pyramid of the Masks; the giant masks are said to represent the Sun God, or "Sun-eyed Lord", Kinich Ahau. I took a break from my work with the forestry ejidos in Quintana Roo (see Selva Maya, Selva Maya II, and Selva Maya III) and spent a wonderful morning at this archeological site in 2006. [NOTE: There were originally eight masks at the Pyramid of the Masks, but three were looted in the late 1960's. Wonder where they are now?]