Boat ride to Yaxchilan

Boat ride to Yaxchilan

He was not old the boy how tok us on his Boat ride to Yaxchilan. Working in the family business of taking tourists to this popular site he steered the boat safely along the river  and had his eyes on floating obstructive objects. Once in a while he seemed to wander of like his thoughts where on wanting rather to be playing football than working on this river. 

Yaxchilan (also sometimes historically referred to by the names Mench√© and City Lorillard) is an ancient Maya city located on the bank of the Usumacinta River in what is now the state of Chiapas, Mexico. In the Late Classic Period Yaxchilan was one of the most powerful Maya states along the course of the Usumacinta, with Piedras Negras as its major rival. Yaxchilan was a large center, important throughout the Classic era, and the dominant power of the Usumacinta River area. It dominated such smaller sites as Bonampak, and had a long rivalry with Piedras Negras and at least for a time with Tikal; it was a rival of Palenque, with which Yaxchilan warred in 654..The site is particularly known for its well-preserved sculptured stone lintels set above the doorways of the main structures. These lintels, together with the stelae erected before the major buildings, contain hieroglyphic texts describing the dynastic history of the.