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Xunantunich “Stone Maiden” Ruins, Cayo District, Belize — 4 Comments

  1. I was intrigued by the steepness of the stairs–didn’t the Mayans worry about people falling? It’s interesting how similar all of the Mayan sites are, including the suddenly desertion at some point of a large and beautiful city.

  2. It seems unbelievably well-preserved, especially that row friezes (pic. 21). Do you think the Stone Maiden has had just a bit of plastic (or rock) surgery?

    • Actually the friezes have had a bit of work done to them. They have a thin layer of plaster on them to protect them from the elements, but according to the workers at the site it doesn’t affect the original content underneath the plaster.

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