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It is believed that Tulum was first occupied around 1200 AD, and they continued building untill after the spanish arrived. A fresco even shows a Mayan God standing next to a horse, and horses were imported by the spanish. The indians gave the spanish a hard struggle, and the place was abandoned about 70 years after the spanish began their conquest of Mexico.

Tulum have actually been the place of Indian rebellions towards both the Spanish and the Mexicans up untill the twentieth century. The site is protected by walls on three sides and the sea on the fourth side, which makes it a good fort. The word Tulum is mayan and means wall.

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  • Written Nov 10, 2004
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