Monthly Archives: February 2015

Letter from Bella

Dear Orchid Class

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The temple of the Magican at Uxmal

in this blog I am going to tell you about the ruins/temples I have been to. First I want to tell you how much I am missing you, and the truth is I am missing school!!!  Yeah, I am serious, because work here is only a couple of hours but it feels like a whole day because there’s no one to speak to.

I have been to 5 different ruins which are called Tulum, Coba, Ek Balam, Uxmal and last but not least Chichen Itza! They are all different. Tulum’s ruins are grouped together within big walls and it’s by the sea. The rest are surrounded by jungle and Coba has got the biggest temple of all!

My absolute favourite ruin was Coba, even though you had to walk something like a mile through the jungle to reach it, the biggest temple was enormous AND YOU COULD CLIMB IT! It was so high and steep I only got to the top on the second go.  It is 42 metres high and was a hard climb.

 

Love bella

 

A platform at Chichen Itza.

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Time Temple

We have been to lots of temples and one of my best ones is Chichen Itza.

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I like this one best because it has a time temple that has a serpent’s head at the bottom. At the equinox a snake is formed by triangles of shadow creeping down the steps to the serpents head and it is called the feathered snake

 

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i also liked the platform of bones where the Mayans piled up skulls of people who had been beheaded, like traitors gate at he Tower of London.  It probably would have put off loads of Mayans from being traitors.

It would have looked really scary. You can see the carvings of skulls, and also an Eagle eating a man’s heart. It was really gruesome and fun.

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