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MAYA// Una cultura que sigue viva de cualquier manera...

Damn... they had to knock the ancestors Entire face off just to Try and hide the truth... Didn't work though... Lmao!

The Maya lords would pierce their tenderest parts and bleed on paper, which would then be lit. The copal-laced smoke would rise, and with it the spirits of the ancestor lords. They protected and communicated with the king, and told him the future.

Tikal Mayan ruins, Guatemala - Mayan Jadeite mask, Tomb 160. Early Classic Period.

4th century Mexico or Guatemala; Maya/Perhaps the depiction of a fourth-century Maya king, this incense burner would have been used to make offerings carried by smoke to the spirits and deities in the supernatural realm. Rulers are represented in Maya art as communicators with the supernatural and the living may have sought their continued intervention after death.

This very expressive sculpture of an ancient Maya man is in the collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum

Maya Beach, Ko Phi Phi. One of the top 5 beaches of all time. Only 1.5 hours from Krabi by boat and well worth the travels.