Tag: Archaeology

A Disappointing Day at the Grand Chichen Itza
Mexico

A Disappointing Day at the Grand Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza, studied it, read about it, taught it to my 9th graders for two years. I take no great joy in saying it was the most disappointing of all of our visits to Mayan ruins. Sure the pyramid is impressive, but the site is grossly over-hyped. The hype is […]

One of My Favorite Photos: Tulum’s Temple of the Wind
Mexico, Travel Photo Highlight

One of My Favorite Photos: Tulum’s Temple of the Wind

1200 AD, the Crusades are just getting started in Europe. Death and destruction is everywhere, and the plague is a few centuries into the future. What’s happening in Mexico during this time? Oh not much, just the end of the classical period in Mayan history. The Mayans are building the […]