MAYAN RUINS OF LUBAANTUN ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ BELIZE – MUST SEE ON THE PANAMA POSSE CENTRAL AMERICAN ROUTE Lubaantun means โ€œPlace of Fallen Stonesโ€ is a pre-Columbianย  Mayan cityย  in Belizeย  encompassed by 14 structures, including several ball courts. The city dates from the Maya Classic era, flourishing from the AD 730s to the 890s, and seems to have been completely abandoned soon after. The architecture is somewhat unusual from typical Classical central lowlands Maya sites. The Lubaantun Mayan Ruins is a place of archeological mystery. 80% of the entire area still needs uncovered. Lubaantun, one of the largest Mayan site in southern Belize, is known for its unique style of construction. Structures where built utilizing massive black slate stone blocks rather than the limestone. Laid so precisely, no mortar was necessary for the construction which is still in place over 2000 years later .   One of the most distinguishing features of Lubaantun is the large collection of miniature ceramic objects found on site; these detailed constructs are thought to have been charmstones or ritual-accompanying accoutrements. The Masonry Instead of using doors, the inside-out building of the pyramids allows easy access. Maintaining perfectly-shaped corner tiers for steps to the top of the structure. Lubaantun was built on top of a raised plateau between two rivers. These Mayans essentially removed the top of a mountain to build their city. With in-depth masonry, strenuous manual ( forced) labor was required to build this site. This suggests that Lubaantun was of very high importanceRead more

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