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Belize – The Maya of Yucatan

This documentary examines the history of the Mayan people, in the part of the Yucatan Peninsula that is now called Belize. The culture of Belize spans thousands of years, mystical and most definitely fascinating. Beauty, culture, and adventures are at every turn in Belize.

Tucked between the Caribbean Sea and the rainforest, Belize is the home of a small and diverse nation. Visit magnificent pyramids and temples, the remains of the ancient Maya city of Caracol. Artifacts reveals tribal wars, religions, hierarchy and a history of this ancient civilization that lasted over 2000 years; then suddenly vanished.

Belize, formerly British Honduras, is an oddity, being the only country in Central America that has a British heritage, where English is the official language. Belize is a Caribbean country on the northeastern coast of Central America. With one foot in the Central American jungle and the other in the Caribbean Sea, it has pristine marine, rain forest and a small population.

Discover how the modern descendants of the Maya have attempted to protect their countries environment. All of this is set against the beautiful background of the curious country that is now known as Belize.

Download 22 minutes ‘Belize and the Maya of Yucatan’

MAYAN QUOTE by Rigoberta Menchu

“We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle or zoos.

 We are people and we want to be respected,

not to be victims of intolerance and racism.”

Caracol Mayan Ruins
Mayan ruins – Caracol Belize
Toucan 2
Toucan – Belize

    

Gales Point sunset
Gales Point, Belize, Placencia peninsula