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Tonina Archeological Site (Photo Tour)

The Tonina Archeological site is a Mayan ruin established by an astronomical society around 300 A.D.  It is believed that Toniná formed into an organized settlement around 300 A.D, and the the height of its development occurred between 600 and 900 A.D.

The site, located in Chiapas, Mexico is dominated by a terraced Acropolis with a number of temple platforms surrounded by plazas, ball courts and several other smaller structures.  At the foot of the Acropolis lies a structure riddled with small rooms and passageways called the Palace of the Underworld.

Our group of six adventure travelers visited the site on October 17, 2011.

Memorial to the 1994 Zapatista uprising, which succeeded in gaining land rights for the indigenous peoples in Chiapas.

Extremely steep steps to the top.

  

Making it to the top for a lovely picnic and gingerly coming down. 

A lovely day overall!


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