06 February 2012


Here's a look at the sacrificial altar of this Mayan site. Our guide explained that only the best citizens were chosen for sacrifice - those who would be considered today as the business, spiritual and intellectual leaders of the community. I guess this is one of the reasons their civilization did not survive. Photo taken in December 2011.


  1. Very nice photo with the branches in the foreground. As I was reading about who gets sacrificed, I was just thinking what a terrible way to insure the health of a culture!

  2. I have to agree with your conclusion.


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