Beach Garden review of ruins in the Yucatan
Gorp is a slick commercial site that has very good articles about
the sites in Mexico and Central America. It focuses on the major sites,
however, so if you are looking for information on something obscure,
you probably won't find it here. Nevertheless, it's a very good site
with pictures and maps.
A little bit corny, but you can see what your name would look like
in Mayan Glyphs, learn about everyday Mayans, and other interesting
People of Pre-Columbian Mexico. If
you are interested in Maps of ancient Maya, this is a nice Map. You
can click on buttons that will reveal seven different maps covering
different time periods. It's a little slow because the maps are quite
large, but this is a nice reference if you are interested in the population
during the different time periods.
Interactive Mayan World. Fairly
complete map with links to sites. Click on a site to view large pictures.
The pictures are quite large, but sampled down far enough that the
pictures come up fairly reasonably.
views of many sites in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. Includes maps
and photographs of many sites hard to find elsewhere. Excellent resource
if you are wondering whether or not to visit little known sites, or
if you just want to know know what they look like.
Another good magazine-style site about Mayan
culture with links to excellent archaeological articles.
Maya Online One of the best sites
on-line for information about Mayan culture, sites and history. This
magazine-style site has excellent pictures to accompany the many articles
from multiple sources.
Archaeology project. What a
great site! I had never heard of Yaxuna when I saw this site, and
I thought I knew all the ruins in the Yucatan. This site has many
Quicktime VR tours where you can really get the feel of what it looks
to be at the ruins. Don't miss this site. I only had to wait a couple
of minutes on a 56K modem for each VR to download. It was worth it.
Magazine: Mexico, South and Central America.
From the archives of Archaeology magazine,
this select group of articles is very interesting. Although not inclusive
of all the articles covering Mayan sites, it's worth reading if you
Ruins of Yucatan -- This heavily commercial site about Yucatan
travel has a lot of adds on the page that make the site look complicated
and the heavy use of frames make it hard to use, but there is some
nice information about some lesser as well as more commonly covered
sites. Ruins covered are: Acanceh, Ake, Chichen Itza, Dzibilchaltun,
Uxmal, Ek Balam, Izamal, Mayapan and Yuxuna. Some pictures are included.
Ruins of Quintana Roo This site is a continuation of the previous
site. Ruins covered are: Coba, Dzibanche, El Rey, Kohunlich, Muyil,
Tulum and San Gervasio. Only a few pictures are included.
History 101 -- This site is developed by a world history teacher
for world History teachers with lots of royalty free pictures of Mayan
ruins and the information to with them. I highly recommend this site
for good unbiased information about Mayans.
Archaeology in Mexico - This is a site sponsored by INAH,
Mexico's official archeological division. This site suffers in its
ability to provide good user navigation, but have patience because
there is a wealth of information not found elsewhere.