Archaeologists working for the Mexican Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have discovered that the Ossuary, another of the ancient temples at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza, is aligned according to the precise calculations of long lost astronomers. Like the Pyramid of Kukulcan, famous for the serpent of light and shadow that forms along the staircase on the days of the spring and fall Equinox, the Ossuary is also the site of a light and shadow occurrence twice a year, although less spectacular.
Located half way between the Pyramid of Kukulcan and The Observatory, the Ossuary is a 12-meter-high temple pyramid built over a cave. On May 23 and July 19, when the sun reaches its zenith and objects cast no shadows, the mouth of the cave is illuminated, possibly showing the path to Xibalba, the Mayan Underworld and the home of the gods.
In another sign of Cancun’s global appeal, Turkish Airlines has begun flights to Cancun and Mexico City. Delta has also confirmed four flights a week from Washington DC for the winter season. Frontier Airlines will also be adding a new flight from Newark to Cancun in April 2020. (Source via Caribbean Journal) This post is […]
Xcaret Park is gearing up for the 14th Xcaret Festival of Life & Death from October 29 to November 3. This annual Riviera Maya event is a celebration of customs, rituals and beliefs associated with Dia de Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead, a tradition that is on the World Heritage list in the […]