La Venta Park in Villahermosa, Mexico offers rare look at Olmec “mother culture”

Parque Museo La Venta, or La Venta Museum Park, in Villahermosa, Mexico is home to the last remains of the enigmatic Olmec culture. The Olmecs, considered by many to be the “mother culture” of the later Mesoamerican cultures such as the Aztecs and Maya, disappeared from the archaeological record around 200 AD. Known primarily by […]

Tour of Maya Sites: Day 2

In February 2014 I took part in a tour hosted by Mayan Exploration Center of Mayan sites in southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. This series of articles feature photos and 360 degree panoramic images of these sites including Palenque, Yax Chilan, Tikal and Copan. Day 2: Palenque Second stop on our tour was the Mayan site […]

Tour of Maya Sites: Day 1

In February 2014 I took part in a tour hosted by Mayan Exploration Center of Mayan sites in southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. This series of articles feature photos and 360 degree panoramic images of these sites including Palenque, Yax Chilan, Tikal and Copan. Day 1: La Venta Park First stop on our tour was […]