Thursday, September 30, 2010

Why did the Maya leave the area of Belize?

Just in case you did not click through to the other link in yesterday’s posting, there was another very interesting article about the Maya in Belize.

That link was near the top of the article and took you to another page and provides even more possible ‘clues’ about the Maya and their disappearance.

Why all this interest in the Mayan ruins? you ask.

Well, for several reasons, not the least of which includes having visited some of these ruins. 

Secondly, while on a recent vacation, I noticed a relative wearing a T-shirt with “Chichen Itza” printed on it.  Not to be outdone, I have one with “Tikal”.

Chichen Itza and Tikal are both very famous and beautiful Mayan ruins.

Another reason for this interest in Mayan Ruins is that a few folks who read these “Daily Interesting Things” are planning to go on a cruise soon to visit and / or revisit several Mayan ruins.

So we thought these articles would be of special interest to them.

One more thing while on the subject of Mayan ruins. Most archaeologists date them to begin at about 300 BC.  Personally, I have a hunch that they may be much older than that and may date closer to the time of the post-Babel dispersion.  Just a thought.

Anyway, all that to say, articles such as the one yesterday and today are very interesting.

And now, without further ado, for today’s article in case you missed it yesterday, HERE’S THE LINK