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Lost Temples: Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza

Watch on YouTube Why did the Maya abandon their magnificent city of Chichen Itza? National Geographic seeks the answer. Runtime: 3 min.

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Guide to the Maya Ruins of Mexico

on Amazon Insightful profiles of the top Maya sites in Mexico, as well as the Maya-connected civilizations. Featured sites include Chichen Itza, Tulu...

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For 91 Days in the Yucatan

on Amazon A collection of stories drawn from three months spent in the Yucatán Peninsula, the authors get off the beaten path in the Yucatan. Packed...

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Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition

on Amazon A culinary travel guide by one of the most respected names in Yucatan cuisine, offering a look into the history, culture and ingredients of...

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Cenotes of Mexico

Deep underneath Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, underground rivers wind their way to the sea. In some places, sinkholes (cenotes) allow access to underwater caves and were considered openings to the underworld by the ancient Mayans. Host Jonathan Bird teams up with an expert cave diver to explore. Runtime: 12 min.

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Sacred Tree: Ceiba

on A comprehensive review of the massive tree sacred to the Maya.

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Deeper Into Mexico's Yucatan

Mexico's eastern peninsula reveals itself with striking architecture, elegant haciendas, and mysterious ruins that few outsiders have discovered. By ...

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The Yucatán's Mayan Splendor

In the Yucatán, an ancient land of dense jungles, the tropical climate puts food at constant risk of spoiling. In response, cooks concocted pibil, n...

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