Chan Chich Lodge News May 2012

Chan Chich Lodge News May 2012

 

*  Starting the summer season by offering additional day trips to ATM Cave & Tikal whereby both places are the most popular Archeology Mayan Sites visited by thousands of tourist. Moreover we started combining horseback riding and picnic lunch at Serena Maya water spring for swimming. Serena Maya is located deep in the jungle, on a Peterson Creek tributary, below an escarpment, is a tranquil area of pool with crystal water, rocks and bottom plants life are fully visible, as many tropical fish.

 

*  It’s about 10 years or more that archaeologist has not come back for research at Chan Chich Lodge Mayan sites. On May 22nd, 4 professors (Brett Houtt and three more) and 13 students from University of Texas are back for researching at Upper Plaza and Xaxe Venic.  Chan Chich Plazas: Surrounding the lodge are the mains of a medium-sized Maya community. Chan Chich had its ruler, architects and sizable community around the ruins which may be seen today. Plaza A is where the Lodge and Cabanas are located and Plaza B is immediately to the south. Weekly markets and larger trade fairs were held in these plazas as well as religious ceremonies. The Upper Plaza (B) was largely built during the Early Classic period (300-600 AD), Plaza A was built in one great construction episode. The two buildings on the west side of Plaza A may have been used to remark the summer and winter solstices. So, while building the large public space was obviously important, the plaza may have been designed as great astronomical marker.

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