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Friday, February 10, 2012

On to La Ruta Puuc, Labna, and the Lol tun caves.

Royal Mayan Palace at Sayil- dark day, dark gods
doorway to Labna

In the Jaws of Kulkulkan

These ruins are  about a 2 hour drive from Merida.
They are beautifully restored and are in a beautiful park setting.  Our guide translated in both English and Spanish the various depictions on the buildings of serpents, jaguars, turtles, the diving or descending god  and the rain god Chac with the long nose. When the nose is up it was a supplication and when down it signified the blessing of rain.

Rain god nose

The descending god

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