Mexico – Mayan Temples


It’s April of 2021 and Day 24 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Travel the World.” I am visiting countries from A to Z and presenting stories with 8 line poems.

Day 24 Country: Mexico (X)

Mayan temples are one of the reasons why people visit Mexico. There are over 4,400 Maya sites throughout Latin America, of which many of them are located in Mexico. Palenque, Teotihuacan, Chichen Itza etc. are among the most renowned temples in the world identified by their grandeur.  The ancient stone temples of the Maya are ought to be around 2000 years old. Many Mayan temples were hidden among jungle surrounds for centuries until archaeologists have discovered and uncovered them. The Pyramid of the Magician, located in the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal, Mexico, is the tallest and most recognizable structure in Uxmal. Chichen Itza is one of the most spectacular Mayan temples and can be seen in figure below:

Credits: by Daniel Schwen – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7647000

Poem:

Then,
You just need a step,
A place to stand,
And own it.
The step,
Defines another, more,
Giving you destiny,
Never imagined.

It all starts with a step. Single step. It might be absolutely absurd on how the future looks like but it’s beautiful to let time define the ultimatum.

13 thoughts on “Mexico – Mayan Temples

  1. I’m so glad you wrote about this. I love reading about ancient civilizations, and the Mayan was one of the best while it lasted. So many lost civilizations! If only some of those could be revived and their knowledge could be passed on to future generations.

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  2. Lovely photo of the Temple…Mayan culture is so amazing & so illusive still for us.
    Yore poem made me smile…
    Every journey to somewhere, whether a Temple of to the Moon starts with that very 1st step.
    Sherri-Ellen & **purrss** BellaDharma

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  3. Only 2000 years old? I’d have thought at least 3000. I guess my people have a longer history. Not much in the way of ruins since the colonists destroyed nearly every trace.
    Good post and lovely picture.

    I love letter X posts! Always such variety.
    It’s hard to believe the blogging challenge is almost over. Then the after survey, reflections, and the road trip sign-up.
    Plus, I’m taking part in the Bout of Books read-a-thon in May. So much excitement!
    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author
    Lenni-Lenape tribe

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    • OMG! How amazing is it to get comment on the post from a Mayan! Delight! Delight!

      I am thrilled and doing a happy dance. Thank you so much. This means a lot to me.

      I will look forward. 😀 This was an amazing 5th year journey of A to Z. 😀

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