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    Cancun Research Paper

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    history has changed since it became the ideal place for a Mexican resort. Cancun’s population was wiped out due to diseases and warfare, which left only small settlements on Isla Mujeres and Cozumel Island. Cancun continued to grow, but Hurricane Gilbert caused a major setback. Hurricane Gilbert was the reason Cancun’s tourism declined. Some of Cancun’s landmarks are called the Mayan Ruins. The Ek Balam is another landmark that is located in the jungles of the Yucatán state, which is about two hours west of Cancun, Mexico. Ek Balam has several large structures, including pyramids and beautiful carvings. Another landmark is Chichen Itza, which is located about 120 miles east of Cancun. Chichen Itza is probably the most famous Mayan culture site. Also, it is one of the richest and largest archaeological remnants of that civilization ("Mayan Ruins” 1). Chichen Itza most exotic structure would be the Temple of Kukulcan, which is a 75-foot pyramid. Uxmal is another landmark, that is in the state of Yucatán, and 70 miles from Merida. Uxmal has the largest structure called the Pyramid of the Magician. Tulum is another landmark in Cancun, Mexico. Tulum is over 80 miles south of Cancun. It is the only major Mayan archeological site that overlooks the Caribbean sea. Tulum contains more than 60 structures. One of the highlights of Tulum is El Castillo an impressive pyramid perched on a 40-foot cliff and thought to be one of a series of lighthouses that guided seafarers in the area…

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    used mostly for important events. Heart Removal was also a ritual to please the Gods. the one who removed the heart would dress in the victim’s skin, before performing a ritual dance. If the sacrifice was a notably courageous warrior, they would be cut into pieces and consumed by the priests. Bones from the hands and feet of the victims were sometimes kept as trophies Cictims were variously beaten, burnt, decapitated, scalped, or disembowelled ( cut opened and removed of their internal organs)…

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    Yucatan Peninsula, especially near the coast, (Douglas et al., 2016, 634). This fits the coastal trade trend of the Terminal Classic period (Golitko et al., 2012, 512-514). Coincidentally, southern inland areas in general had earlier and more intense droughts than those of the coastal northern Yucatan Peninsula, as well as less access to ground water (Douglas et al., 2016, 635). However, Douglas et al. (2016) point out that collapse still affected inland sites that had access to lakes and rivers…

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    The Dwarf of Uxmal In Kabah during the Mayan Golden Age, There was a witch in a cave, she was tending the fire when the egg shed found a while back started to hatch. Out of the egg came a little human. It was a dwarf. The dwarf quickly became the happiness of the witch’s old heart. The witch spent most of her time by the fire for she hid here ‘tunkul’ there. The dwarf got ahold of that tunkul and made a sound so loud that the king of Uxmal heard it and thought that it was a bad omen. He asked…

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    of China: China Machu Picchu: Peru Petra: Jordan Pyramid at Chichén Itzá: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico Taj Mahal: Agra, India D) Four of the seven from my list that made the final seven world-wide cut. They are as follows: The great Wall of China The Colosseum Petra: Jordan Taj Mahal: Agra, India E) I believe that the Pyramids of Giza should have been selected as a modern day wonder instead of the Pyramid at Chichén Itzá. Although the Pyramid at Chichén Itzá is important in…

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    Yucatan Sacred Days

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    In the world of the ancient Maya there were many sacred days, most often associated with celestial events. But none perhaps more widely celebrated than the Spring and Fall Equinox at the ancient site of Chichén Itza in central Yucatan.Each year thousands of pilgrims and curiosity seekers flock to the nearly six square miles of national park ruins to watch a phenomena that was carefully mapped by ancient architects and astronomers. On the day of both the vernal equinox and the autumnal equinox…

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    So the first thing, the day after we landed, we pointed our antenna towards Mayan grounds, set our eyes rolling and our cameras on record. We were geared up with kid in a candy store like excitement. And the anticipation of seeing Cenote Sagrado and The Chichén Itzá Pyramid had us on Cloud 99. Our guide told us, Cenote Sagrado is a lake that’s really a giant sink hold and is also a sacred place for the Mayan people. The Chichén Itzá Pyramid, the guide told us, that The United Nations of…

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    Astronomy, architecture, blood sacrifice. Ancient Mayan civilization is something that I’ve held in particular fascination ever since I visited Chichen Itza, one of the seven wonders of the world. For me, thinking about the technological advancement of ancient structures like Chichen Itza is a void that is easy to be drawn into, and is a pastime I have to actively avoid on weeknights for the sake of productivity. Even now, clutched in the depths of sleep deprivation and rigorous studies, the…

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    Mayan Social Structure

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    The Mayan name "Chichen Itza" means "At the mouth of the well of the Itza." This derives from chi', meaning "mouth" or "edge," and ch'en or ch'e'en, meaning "well." These northern Mayan sites show much evidence of the use of groundwater resources rather than surface reservoirs a civilization shift switching from a rainforest environment to the much drier climate of the Yucatan. The Yucatan Mayans managed to switch their reliance on surface reservoirs of water to the use of groundwater resources…

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    Mexico: A Short Story

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    direction we can go… it’s time to head into the trees and find what adventure awaits us! For two days, we wander the forest. Along the way, we dodge jaguars and snakes, and befriend kinkajous and armadillos. With so much ecological diversity, it’s amazing you can even think with how loud the forest actually is! After lots of walking, climbing and crawling, you notice that the trees have started to thin. We’ve made it to the edge of the forest! In the clearing, a massive, bustling city vibrates…

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