Lubaantun A Day Trip Out Of Punta Gorga, Belize
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March 17th, 2009 – by: geokid
Lubaantun, "place of the fallen rocks" is a Maya ruin located (16.2811N X -88.965W) in the Toledo District of southern Belize. The site is 6 miles north of Manfredi which is 15 miles northwest of Punta Gorda. Lubaantun is at an 200 feet above sea level. The center of the site is on a large artificially raised platform between two small rivers. It is well placed as a defensive strong hold. Stonemasons shaped and dry stacked each stone of the monumental structures. Lubaantuun sits on a tall ridge above a valley created by the Colombia River. Lubaantun is a late Classic ceremonial center dated to 730 AD to 890 AD. It consists of Eleven large towers, five main plazas, and three ball courts. The structures are unique in that they are solid, having no doorways, and the corners of the structures are rounded.
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