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Lubaantun, Place of the Fallen Stones, Toledo District, San Pedro Columbia, Belize | by N3074Echo
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Lubaantun, Place of the Fallen Stones, Toledo District, San Pedro Columbia, Belize

Known first as the Rio Grande Ruins, Lubaantun is a pre-Columbian ruined city of the Maya civilization in southern Belize, Central America. Lubaantun is in Belize's Toledo District, about 26 miles northwest of Punta Gorda, and approximately 2 miles from the village of San Pedro Columbia. The site sits at at an elevation of 200 ft feet above sea level. The city dates from the Maya Classic era, flourishing from the AD 730s to the 890s, and seems to have been completely abandoned soon thereafter. Two of the most distinguishing features of Lubaantun are the large collection of miniature ceramic objects found on site (thought to be charm stones) and rounded corners on the structures.

 

I shot this image across one of five central plazas while I strolled about the site.

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Taken on February 1, 2012