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February 11th, 2009 – by: geokid
San Gervasio a Maya site that is located on the island of Cozumel, the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean. San Gervasio is in a lush jungle setting in the middle of the island. The area is populated with bright colored iguanas, flowers and lush foliage. This is a real paradise even today, one can see why the Maya did not wanted to abandon this beautiful place. San Gervasio is located 11 miles south of San Miguel de Cozumel and the downtown ferry pier. San Gervasio was first occupied prior to 400 BC and monumental construction began prior to 100 BC. Occupation continued into the late 1500's well after the arrival of the Spanish. San Gervasio was a ceremonial center dedicated to Maya goddess Ixchel ("She of the Rainbows"), deity of midwifery, fertility, medicine and weaving.
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