Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness – Mark Twain.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Adventure Scrapbook – Altun Ha, Belize
Belize is home to
many Mayan ruins of varying size, complexity, and importance. Not far outside
of Belize City, is Altun Ha, an early classic site which is considered one of
the smaller historic Mayan sites in the area, yet one of the richest. Among the
treasures discovered at Altun Ha are a jade skull of Kinich Ahau, the Maya Sun God, and the residue
from a codex (fragments left after the organic material has rotted away). Only
three codices and one fragment of a codex have been discovered, so even the
remains of one of these rare Mayan books is a significant find.
I grew up in Wyoming, which is where I developed my sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. Since leaving Wyoming I have enjoyed many opportunities to see the world, and I've lived amid some of America’s most stunning landscapes. I started out writing non-fiction, but my passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew me into a world of romantic suspense. Please follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/KimMcMahill.com