Monday, November 18, 2019

Tehuacan stone snakes (tecuates)

Unusual and impressive travertine formations. These formations mark the lime deposits of ancient channels. The soil has weathered away leaving the hardened lime as...

Historical center of Puebla

A beautiful colonial city with extremely valuable Baroque quarter, including the impressive Cathedral of Puebla (1575 – 1768). Of high value are also several...

Cantona

Remnants of heavily fortified ancient Mesoamerican city from 600 – 1000 AD. Unusual due to high concentration of ballcourts – 24 found so far....

Great Pyramid of Cholula

World’s largest structure, built in the 3rd century BC – 9th century AD. Base of pyramid is 450 x 450 m, height – 66...

Hueyatlaco archaeological site

Mysterious find – sophisticated man-made tools in 250,000 years old strata. This does not fit with the theory of the habitation of New World...

Citlaltépetl (Pico de Orizaba)

The most prominent mountain between Colombia and Yukon, 5,636 m high stratovolcano. The 7th topographically most prominent mountain in the world. Contains permanent snow. Location,...

Lake Alchichica

Unique maar lake with high level of endemism, especially noted due to rare stromatolites met only in few locations around the world. Endemic salamander...