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Photo essay: Chichen Itza pyramids, Mexico

by Jahanshah Javid
Wikipedia: Chichen Itza is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the Yucatán state, present-day Mexico. Chichen Itza rose to regional prominence towards the end of the Early Classic period (roughly 600 AD). Edward Herbert Thompson dredged the Cenote Sagrado from 1904 to 1910, and recovered artifacts of gold, jade, pottery, and incense, as well as human remains. A recent study of human remains taken from the Cenote Sagrado found that they had wounds consistent with human sacrifice >>>

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Thanx for the Tour JJ

by masoudA on

Great as usual.

PS - No matter how hard I try - I can't tie Arts with Mexico!!

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

I have many notes/videos of many trips I have made in these lands, someday I will share everything and anything I've seen with the Iranians, especially the new generation.


Perfect swim, no vortex

by Monda on

That waterhole on a hot summer day, kids in tow, after long solo climb of those steps. is one place in my head that I tend to visit when I feel heated with thoughts. Enjoyed your photos JJ.

Esfand Aashena

Are the chicken any good at this Chichen place?!

by Esfand Aashena on

Everything is sacred

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Solo: Hope you get well soon. You should visit Mexico more often and avoid the resorts as much as possible. There's so much amazing history, culture and art here away from the beach.

Red Wine: You should write about your experience. You have a lot of insight and information to offer about the magic of Chichen Itza. One wonders how different it would have been if the Spanish invasion had not taken place and these native cultures had survived. They have survived in a way. The people certainly have. But still, only a shadow of the past.

Anahid: Thanks! You're welcome!

Faramarz: The clock is ticking. The Mayan priest confirmed to me that in 2012 the world would come to and end and I would become completely bald :D


End of the World in 2012

by Faramarz on

Great pictures as always JJ and I hope that you bought some of the masks. They are the coolest thing for Halloween parties!

As you know Maya predicted that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012.

Did you get any inside information that it is still the case? I have a few things to take care of between now and then and will need some confirmations! Thanks.

Anahid Hojjati

Thanks Jahanshah for the very nice pictures

by Anahid Hojjati on

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

The first time I went there, I was not able to control my emociones.then i was with the great Jean Paul Missou and we were there to accompany a Spanish group and they found a large pit of spanish soldiers and Mayan people of the great King ! still I can not forget what I've seen.

 For some mysterious reason, a few ppl in french channel tv have never let Jean Paul issues this TV show and the thing has been forgotten and then we undrestood that the original tapes have been stolen! .. a mystery!

 Thanks for the pictures Jahanshah jan, a real professional.

Flying Solo

Great Pictures

by Flying Solo on

This essay really cheered me up - being cooped up at home, sick and all. Such vibrant colors and that magnificent water hole, hopefully with no vortex.