Mayan Ruins, Comalcalco, Mexico
Sunday morning we went to the Comalcalco ruins in Tabasco, Mexico, I enjoyed the trip more than when I used to live here, I have been thinking how close the ruins were from my parents house and and the few times that I actually went to visit them, now that i live so far away I want to go every time I’m back. There is a lot of new information and discoveries. You can see that they are still digging and excavating new ruins and the place is growing more and more, its pretty cool seeing all the changes.
Here are five facts about Comalcalco ruins:
1. Comalcalco comes from the Nahuatl: Comalli- Calli- Co which means “In the house of the comals” A comal is a pan used to make tortillas.
2. The splendor of the city was between 700 B.C. and 900 AD.
3. The buildings were built with brick and stucco made with scallop shells and painted with red, blue, green, yellow and black colors, now you can only see the brick and stone.
4. The Mayans in Comalcalco worshiped several gods who were among Chak (rain god), Kinich Ahau (Sun God), Kisin (death), Ixchel (the Moon) and Ek Chua (Trade) .
5. Pedro Romero conducted the first excavations after the site was discovered by the French explorer Désiré Charnay in 1880.
I love the vegetation, flowers and cool mayan architecture of this pretty place. Have a beautiful tuesday! xoxo. Elba