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This is another #Travel Throw back. This time it was a fun cruise to Mexico and a visit to
This area around Mérida is thought to be the sea site of the impact of the meteorite that killed the dinosaurs.
The most famous structure is the Temple of the Seven Dolls, so named because of seven small effigies found at the site when the temple was discovered under the ruins of a later temple pyramid by archaeologists in the 1950s. On the vernal equinox, the sun rises so that it shines directly through one window of the temple and out the other. This is a similar event to the descending snake of Chichen Itza designed to show the power of the gods. The temple is connected to the rest of the site by asacbe, or "white road," so-called because they were originally coated with white limestone, built over stone-and-rubble fill.- from Wiki
A sacbe (roadway) leading from the Temple of the Seven Dolls connects to the central plaza and an unusual arched structure called the Open Chapel. When the Spanish arrived in the 16th Century, they dismantled some of the buildings in this settlement and used the stone to construct their own buildings, including this 16th Century Franciscan church that now lies in ruins on the site. This is the only Mayan ruin known to date that has Spanish buildings co-existing with Mayan structures.
And a few pictures from the ship..
We took this cruise in Jan. sailing from Galveston, Texas, USA round trip. It was very nice to leave winter behind and the price was very good. #Score :D Cruising is the best/easiest way to travel.
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