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  Altun Ha Belize Mayan Temple
Altun Ha is located close to Belize City, a short 1hr drive from the Water Taxi Terminal.
Altun Ha is extremely easy to explore, these user friendly steps are used to climb the Masonry Altar.
Our Altun Ha Excursion limits the group size to 10 persons per group in order to guarantee the personal care that you deserve and to insure the comfort and safety of your family and friends.
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  Altun Ha   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Altun Ha is the name given ruins of an ancient Maya city in Belize, located in the Belize District about 30 miles (50 km) north of Belize City and about 6 miles (10 km) west of the shore of the Caribbean Sea.
"Altun Ha" is a modern name in the Maya language, coined by translating the name of the nearby village of Rockstone Pond.
The largest of Altun Ha's temple-pyramids, the "Temple of the Masonry Altars", is 54 feet (16 m) high.
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 Altun Ha Archaeological Site, Belize City Surroundings
The population at Altun Ha was estimated at around 3,000 people, and the town was an important trading post as well as an agricultural and ceremonial center.
Altun Ha is famous for the discovery of the Jade Head, which is the largest carved jade object found in the entire Mayan area.
Altun Ha is unusual because of the absence of a stela, a column or pillar monument.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Altun Ha
Altun Ha is the name given ruins of an ancient Maya city in Belize, located about 30 miles north of Belize City.
This jade head is considered one of the national treasures of Belize.
"Altun Ha" is a modern name in the Maya language, coined by translating the name of the nearby town of Rockstone Pond.
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 Belize: Archaeological Sites of Mayan World
Altun Ha is thought to have been a commercial trading site between the waters of the Caribbean and the deep interior of the Maya Civilization.
Population estimates for Altun Ha at its peak are 9,000 to 12,000.
The inhabitants of Altun Ha began to erect permanent buildings sometime around 100 A.D. These early buildings centered around a natural depression in the ground with an artificial clay lining and a dam at the south end.
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 Maya Archaeological Sites of Belize, Belize History
Altun Ha, a major Classic Period center, is located 30 miles north of Belize City, near Rockstone Pond Village, 6 miles from the sea, in the Belize District.
Altun Ha, the most extensively excavated ruin in Belize, was a major ceremonial center during the Classic Period, as well as a vital trade center that linked the Caribbean shores with other Maya centers in the interior.
Altun Ha exhibits such remarkable features that it is regarded as one of a group of sites along the Caribbean coastline which together constitute a distinctive cultural zone.
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 Altun Ha
Altun Ha Altun Ha is the name given ruins of an ancient Maya city in Belize, located in the Belize District about 30 miles north of Belize City and about 6 miles west of the shore of the Caribbean Sea.
A portion of the ruins of Altun Ha; the Temple of the Masonry Altars in the background
The largest of Altun Ha's temple-pyramids, the "Temple of the Masonry Altars", is 54 feet high.
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 Altun Ha at MyBelizeAdventure.com : Destinations: Belize : Altun Ha
Altun Ha means “Water of the Rock, which is the Maya translation of the nearby village of Rockstone Pond.
Altun Ha was strategically located as a trading center, about six miles from the coast.
The round altar at the top is unique to Altun Ha, and is believed to have been the focus of unusual sacrificial ceremonies, involving the offering of incense and carvings to a blazing fire.
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 You Better Belize It! - Maya Ruins
Altun Ha Altun Ha means Water of the Rock.
Altun Ha was a major ceremonial center during the Classic Period (250-900A.D) and functioned as a vital trading center linking the Caribbean shores with other Maya centers.
Altun Ha is located 31 miles north of Belize City.
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 Coral Breeze Tours -- Altun Ha
Altun Ha, erected during the Classic Period (200-1000 AD), is the only Maya ruin located in the Belize District.
In the Mayan world, Altun Ha served as an important trading hub and connection to the Caribbean Sea, which is located seven miles away.
In general, Altun Ha is consider to be one of the most accessible Mayan ruins.
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 Altun Ha Belize
Altun Ha is small compared to other ruins in the region, the extent to which the site has been cleared and restored makes it easy to imagine its past as a major ceremonial center.
While daily trips to Altun Ha, are standard 1/2 day outing trips by most tour operators; It is also easy to find on your own if you've rented a vehicle and there's news of a small restaurant having opened nearby called Maya Wells.
Even though Altun Ha is small as compared to other ruins in the region, the extent to which the site has been cleared and restored makes it easy to imagine its past glory and wealth as a major ceremonial center.
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 Altun Ha Ruins, Belize
At Altun Ha, the structure bases are oval and terraced.
Altun Ha was rebuilt several times during the Pre-Classic, Classic, and Post-Classic periods.
Note that Altun Ha is a popular destination for cruise ship passengers, so if you don’t want to share your experience with 40 busloads of gawking Midwesterners, be sure to check with the park before coming.
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 Altun Ha in the Belize District, Belize
The Temple of the Masonry Altars is Altun Ha's largest temple and is thought to have been the focal point of the community's religious activities.
Inside, several tombs were discovered that are believed to have kept the bodies of Altun Ha's high priests.
Altun Ha was an important trading and religious ceremonial center.
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 Mayan Ruins of Guatemala, Belize and Honduras   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But Altun Ha, a ceremonial center in Belize, and Copan, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Honduras, also offer rich experiences of classical Mayan cities.
Guatemala has the largest Maya population of any country, and in terms of numbers, they are the dominant ethnic group.
Altun Ha is a small but rich ceremonial center of the Mayas about 30 miles north of Belize City.
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 Belize Virtual Tour - Maya ruins, travel, national parks, towns and villages of Belize
Altun Ha means "stone water" in Mayan and takes its name from the ancient Maya reservoir, or aguada, that Belizeans call "rock stone pond." Altun Ha was an important Classic Period site situated to take advantage of the trading that occurred between the waters of the Caribbean and the deep interior of the Mayan Civilization.
Though the exact size of the site is still unknown, population estimates for Altun Ha at its peak are 8,000 to 10,000 inhabitants.
The evolution of the temples at Altun Ha continued until near the end of the 9th century.
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 Reef Village - Belize, Central America
The ruins of Altun Ha are located near Rockstone Pond Village in the Belize District.
Altun Ha, the most extensively excavated ruin in Belize, was a major ceremonial center during the Classic Period, as well as a vital trade center that linked the Caribbean shores with other Maya centers in the interior.
At approximately six inches high and weighing nine and three-quarter pounds, it is still to this day the largest carved jade object in the whole May area..
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 Altun Ha Maya Ruins, Belize
Translated, Altun Ha means "Rockstone Pond" and indeed, if you venture outside of the two plazas, you'll find a short nature trail that leads to the clay-lined Rockstone Pond.
While there's no question that Altun Ha was a very important city at its peak, there are plenty of mysteries that surround the site.
Some think that the demise of Altun Ha was the result of a violent peasant revolt, based on evidence of desecration of some of the priestly tombs.
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 Altun Ha Belize Tours :: Official Website of Belize Tour Operator, Buccaneers Quest
Altun Ha Mayan Ruin is probably is most frequently visited in Belize because of its close proximity to Belize City (31 Miles).
Altun Ha claim to fame is the famous Jade Head found there during the 1968 excavations.
A visit to the Mayan Temple of Altun Ha takes you back in time to 200 BC when it was first settled; at its peak, the population was between 8-10 thousand people.
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 Oceania Cruises - Cruise And Destinations - Destinations & Excursions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
You'll then board your tour bus and drive to Altun Ha, Maya for Rock Stone Water, where the famous Jade Head "Kinich Ahau" was uncovered by Dr. David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum.
Altun Ha was once a major trading center linking the Maya on the Caribbean with the Central American mainland Maya.
Altun Ha, Maya for Rock Stone Water, thrived as a trading post to the Mayan World during the Post Classic and Classic periods.
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 Altun Ha
Early in 1963 the attention of Belize's first archaeological commissioner, A. Anderson, was drawn to the coastal-zone site now known as Altun Ha when a villager from Rockstone Pond attempted to sell a large carved jade pendant he had unearthed at the site to tourists in Belize City.
Shortly thereafter Pendergast was invited by the Royal Ontario Museum to lead the revival of the museum's research programme in Belize, and discussions led to the ROM's commencement of full-scale excavations at Altun Ha under his direction in January of 1964.
The tomb, which lay deep beneath a giant central stair block that dominates the upper part of the structure, was of the characteristic Altun Ha form, with an earthen floor, boulder walls, and giant chert slabs as the roof.
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 Altun Ha Maya Site and tour of the Olde Belize River Boat Safari
Altun Ha was once a major trading center linking the Maya on the Caribbean with the Central American maninland Maya.
Occupied from sometime in the Pre-Classic at its height Altun Ha had a population of 13,00 surrounding its small ceremonial core of under one square mile.
Its highly probable that the elite of the area where Altun Ha is located procured, manufacture tools and weapon and exported high grade flint from the naturally occurring out-crops found in this par of Belize.
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 Altun Ha Mayan Site in the Belize District of Belize
Altun Ha Archeologists believe Rockstone Pond, the literal translation for Altun Ha, was first settled somewhere around 250 BC, with construction of the buildings beginning in 100 AD and continuing throughout the Classic period that ended in the 10th century.
Some 10,000 Maya lived in and around Altun Ha, which was a significant trading center as evidenced by the large amounts of jade and obsidian excavated here in the early sixties and seventies.
The Temple of the Masonry Altars is Altun Ha's largest temple and is thought to have been the focal point of the community's religious activities.
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 Costa Rica: Altun Ha
Costa Rica: Altun Ha www.indiemusician.com > Costa Rica
Altun Ha is a Mayan ceremonial center about 30 miles north of Belize City with about 500 visible structures and mounds.
At its peak, Altun Ha probably had about 3000 people living within the main center, with another 5-7000 in the outlying vicinity...
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 Altun Ha Mayan Ruins, Belize Vacations and Luxury Travel Packages
The ruins of Altun Ha are located near Rockstone Pond Village in the Belize District.
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 Travelago - The World in Streaming Video
Altun Ha, one of four main ruin sites in Belize, is 30 miles north of Belize City.
There are five main temples at Altun Ha, four honoring the main forces of nature: the sun, rain, wind and moon.
Altun Ha takes its name from the ancient plastered reservoir built near the city.
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 Belize vacation resorts with tour packages to ambergris caye,belize maya ruins
Half Day Altun Ha - Many believe that Altun Ha was used by the Maya as a trading center rather than the more traditional self-contained agricultural community.
The palaces and pyramids (excavated and partially restored) of Altun Ha surround two central plazas.
Since the Mayas mysteriously abandoned it, the area has been a haven for a variety of wildlife such as monkeys, jaguars and brilliantly plumed tropical birds.
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 Belize Altun Ha Shore Excursion for Cruise Ship Passengers visiting the Port of Belize City, Belize   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Altun Ha is one of the most famous Mayan Centers, founded around 600bc, perhaps a few centuries earlier, the Mayan Center was undoubtedly one of the smallest but extremely important Trading Post for the Mayan Civilization at the time.
Altun Ha is located close to the Belize City Port, a short 1hr drive from the Cruise Ship Terminal.
Altun Ha is extremely easy to explore, these user friendly steps are used to climb the Masonry Altar.
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