Exploring
Lamanai
   The site of active digs and reconstruction, Lamanai (Maya for Submerged Crocodile or Drowned Insect) is a popular Maya site. The settlement was populated from about 500 BC until the Spanish showed up in the 16th century.
Above: The original stone mask on a Lamanai temple.

Below: One of the few remaining structures at Lamanai that served as a residence.
The Tour
    From San Pedro, the day-long journey involved taking a boat to the mainland, then a long ride in a bus and then a boat ride down the New River. Because it is one of the larger Maya sites, there were a number of other tour groups. Only a small portion of the site has been excavated.

 

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