November 30, 2011

ABC Wednesday- T...is for Tulum

Was our vacation only three weeks ago?
It seems as though so much has happened in the last few weeks...



Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayans, it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico.



The Tulum archaeological site is relatively small compared to nearby Chichen Itza. It is popular for the picturesque view of the Caribbean and its proximity to Cancun.





Tulum had access to both land and sea trade routes, making it an important trade hub. Tulum had an estimated population of 1,000 to 1,600 inhabitants. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have been the cause of its demise.



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6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

LOVE that last shot! what a beautiful place, full of ancient history!

EG Wow said...

Lucky you to have spent time in such a beautiful place!

SouthCoast Guy said...

beautiful pictures!

Roger Owen Green said...

Wow, a nice place that I've not specifically heard of before!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

knot2share said...

Thank you for the visit!

And what a beautiful vacation you have had! I loved the last photo in particular. Thank you for sharing with all.

Kathy said...

In the last photo the lizard appears to be surveying his domain.