"Mayan Painting" Top 5 Page for this destination Mayan Ruins: Caracol Tip by Aliseeya
Mayan Ruins: Caracol, Belize: 8 reviews and 13 photos
If you go with a guide, make sure he shows you the ancient Mayan painting. In order to view it, you have to enter a very narrow cave-like tomb (its more like a crack in the ruins), stick your head into a hole in the ground, and then look at the wall directly below and behind you. Basically you are sticking your head through the ceiling of a tomb, and you have to look behind you to view the wall. I'm not sure if that made sense....!
The painting is thousands of years old, and BRIGHT red! I was surprised at how vibrant the color was. I used a disposable camera in an attempt to take a picture (I didn't want to drop my digital one), but sadly I missed it...my photo is of a blank wall!
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