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Altun Ha - Temple A3 in Plaza A

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 12 December 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Temple A3 rises in tiers with a broad stairway on the plaza side. At the base of the stairs was a carved limestone altar for a unique offering. It depicted a person seating on the throne speaking to another individual, kneeling before him.

The original addition of plaster masks on the stair-side outsets of A3 and the existence of elite residences and construction of temples indicate the first evidence that in 450 A.D. the developed institution of kingship existed at Altun Ha.

Photo captured November 16, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/5.0 ISO 100 42 mm

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Roman from Thiersee, Austria

another great shot of this beautiful temple - well done

12 Dec 2011 7:20am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice

12 Dec 2011 12:14pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful composition. The green is so full of life in contrast to the ruins of the temple.

12 Dec 2011 12:25pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A superb emerald frame.

12 Dec 2011 3:57pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Totally amazing, Steven! This had to be an astounding trip for you ;-) Great images!

12 Dec 2011 8:29pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love the green. And the weather looks nice and warm!

13 Dec 2011 1:31am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


13 Dec 2011 1:32am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Beautiful picture!! So pleasing to the eye!

13 Dec 2011 6:48pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Amazingly beautiful!

14 Dec 2011 10:47pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Wonderful pyramid, would be so amazing to understand these incredible structures
and know what draws us to them !

15 Dec 2011 2:18am