2.maya-cities-laguinitaTwo large Maya sites in the Yucatana have been (re) discovered by Ivan Šprajc from the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The sites in the northern part of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve which is are in the southeast part of Campeche, close to the towns of Xpujil and Zoh Laguna.

I used the phrase rediscoveries because one of the sites was visited by Eric Von Euw in the 1970’s He documented the extraordinary façade which I pictured below. He described it as an earth monster with its open and drew it out. His drawings are at the Peabody Museum. The exact location was lost, but Von Euw called it Lagunita. Up until a few weeks ago, it remained a lost site, in spite of several attempts at relocating it. Šprajc found Lagunita.

Lagunita-Eart-Monster-Doorway Lagunita, zoomorphic portal, right side, looking southeast. Image: ZRC SAZU


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