The Ancient World
In Spite of prevailing theories, the Americas may have hosted and sustained ancient civilizations long before man allegedly crossed the Bering Straits, with recent evidence indicating early humans may have inhabited the continent for over 50,000 years.

But regardless when America's first society actually surfaced, the remnants and ruins of earlier continental residents leave behind monumental testimony of the accomplishments of those that came before us.

For the explorer-at-heart, there are plenty of great and little known destinations from the tip to the top of the Americas where you can feel this historical presence of early man. From ancient ruins of lost northmen in the cold reaches of the great Northwest to the Peruvian desert ruins of a civilization that hasn't yet been identified, history awaits the traveler looking for answers the ancient world might provide.
 
Mexico Less Traveled invites you to discover the forgotten lands of the Central America. Join us for the ultimate in historical adventures and discover ancient sites and secrets that await your exploration of rare and mysterious lands. Explore the ancient worlds of the Maya, Toltec, Olmec, Aztec, Zapotec, and others.

Explore our ever-growing list of links to articles and resources and check back often for updates. Modern archeology,  in spite of its aggressive posture, is barely scratching the surface of the ancient American world. New dusciveries are constanly being made.


The World of the Ancient Maya
From their Olmec roots at El Tijin to the majestic Aztec sites of Central Mexico and the Yucatec ruins at Chichen Itza, the Maya offered more to the world than just their magnificent art and architecture. Experience the Maya Cosmos at sites like Monte Alban, Teotihuacan, Tikal, Palenque, Xanatunich, Tulum and others. Read about:

Uxmal     Palenque     Teotihuacan

Oaxaca - Mexico's Lost Land
Mysterious and mystical, the ancient Zapotec and Mixtec built grand cities like Monte Alban. Famous for their handwoven weavings, villagers of Teotitlan del Valle are fine artists and craftsmen. And the nearby animal carvers make for some of the most colorful moments in Mexico. MORE
Mayan City Connected to Rome?
The Mayan ruins at Comalcalco, near the modern city of Villahermosa in Tabasco State, are more than a small mystery to archeologists and other researchers who are studying the unique architectural style of the ancient city. Instead of limsetone blocks, oven-baked bricks were used, like the ones used in Rome. And there are other clues! Could there be a connection? Some say yes!  
Snakes on a Pyramid: Chichen Itza
There's a lot of good reasons for an adventure to the ancient Maya City of Chichen Itza. But a visit during the spring or fall equinox is an experience long remembered. Thousands flock each year to watch the shadow of the serpent appear as the cosmos align perfectly to create the errie and mysterious visual effect. Discover the equinox at Chichen Itza and explore the world of the Maya.
Palenque - Realm of the Jaguar
There are special places you can visit, mystical locations that some call "places of power". Palenque, carpeted by a sea of green jungle and clothed in history and legend, is a reminder of how early American civilization flourished for hundreds of years in this lush, tropical region of southern Mexico. Discover the mysteries and myths of Palenque and walk the realm of the jaguar.
City of the Gods" -- Mexico's Teotihuacán is Sacred Ancient Site
High in the mountains of Central Mexico stands an ancient city, a masterful work of sophisticated layout and engineering; a city that was the third largest in the world at the time of its glory; a city whose builders remain a mystery; a city where great pyramids were built and a complex system of government and religion flourished; a place they call "the City of Gods."  


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