Structure 13 at the Marco Gonzalez Maya Site on Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Caye was home to an estimated 20,000 Maya traders at the height of their occupation of the island. There are 18 sites recognized on the 25 mile long island. In August of 2010 Marco Gonzalez Maya Site was officially put in "Maya Site Reserve Status", which in itself is historic as the first Reserve Status of a site on a Belizean island. Walking the grounds is like a step back into time. The black soil is blanketed by broken pottery many centuries old. Pieces have been identified from a span of 200AD to 1500 AD.
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Photographs courtesy NICH
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