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Mexico Trip 2012 - Coba Ruins

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The light at the end of the tunnel...

Coba Ruins

Coba is a large site, with five different groupings of structures, with some distance between. Much to explore.

Coba Ruins

Hoop at the ballcourt. Some ritual games ended in sacrifice, or by decapitating the losers.

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Templo de la Iglesia, "Temple of the Church", is second in height at Cobá but roped off from climbing. There was at least a dozen vultures at the top.

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Nohoch Mul ("large hill") pyramid, 138 feet high, the highest in the Yucatan peninsula.

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Since they were trying to close the site for the evening, we literally ran most of the distance from the "Coba group" of structures near the lake to this pyramid. After the jog, it was especially hard work climbing to the top in the hot sun! But rumors are, after this year, they will be closing this off from climbing.

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Altar room at the top of the Nohoch Mul pyramid.

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The Yucatan and lake Macanxoc behind me. Security are below yelling to us to come down.

Security made us leave. We were the last to head out, but had our pick of bicycle cabs to get back. We got a kid who was as fast as the wind, and how nice that felt on my sweaty skin!

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