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Altun Ha

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Altun Ha is the name given ruins of an ancient Maya city in Belize, located in the Belize District about 30 miles north of Belize City and about 6 miles west of the shore of the Caribbean Sea. The site covers an area of about 5 miles square. The ruins of the ancient structures had their stones reused for residential construction of the agricultural village of Rockstone Pond in modern times, but the ancient site did not come to the attention of archeologists until 1963. The Old Northern Highway connects Altun Ha to Belize's Northern Highway, and the site is accessible for tourism. The largest of Altun Ha's temple-pyramids, the "Temple of the Masonry Altars", is 54 feet high. A drawing of this structure is the logo of Belize's leading brand of beer, "Belikin".

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Google previewInsight Guides: Belize (2015)

by Insight Guides

Altun Ha is an easy halfday trip for Belize City taxi drivers and tour operators (for more information, click here) and it is a hugely popular stop on the cruise ship circuit. Bring plenty of water and wear long sleeves and long pants – the insects, and the sun, can be brutal. Sacred Maya Jade Buried alongside the remains of a priest.

Google previewDictionary of Caribbean English Usage (2003)

by Richard Allsopp, Jeannette Allsopp

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Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology (2013)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

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Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of the History of Energy (2009)

by Cutler J. Cleveland

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Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Archaeology (1983)

by Ruth Whitehouse

Altun Ha. A moderately sized CLASSICMAYA site, located 10 km inland on the coast of Belize (formerly British Honduras]. It is best known for its numerous caches of OBSIDIAN and JADE and other rich exotic material including the largest piece of worked jade in Mesoamerica — a 4.5 kg head of the Maya sun god. Surrounding agricultural land is of very poor quality, and excavations by David Prendergast have revealed an extensive exploitation of marine resources. It is thought that ...

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