5 Day BW Challenge – Day 2
Mayan Ruin Chacchoben 2015©photography by Isadora
Chacchoben (chak-CHO-ben; Maya for “the place of red corn”) is the name of a Mayan ruin
approximately 110 mi (177 km) south of Tulum and 7 mi (11 km) from the village from which it derives its name.
Settlement by the Maya at the site is estimated at 200 BC, and the structures date from 700 AD.
In the 1940s a farm was established near the site by the Cohuo family,
but the ruins were officially reported to the Mexican government in June 1972 by Dr. Peter Harrison,
an American archaeologist who was working on a project for Tulane University,
and who also made the first maps of Chacchoben.
Harrison stumbled upon this site while flying a helicopter over Mexico
and noticed numerous hills in predominately flat lands.
Harrison realized there were temples beneath these hills,
which were naturally covered over a period of 2000 years. Info wikipedia
for asking me to participate in the “5 Day Black & White Challenge”.
The challenge is to post one (1) B&W photo a day for 5 consecutive days,
and ask someone each day to join in the fun.
Rules for 5 Black and White Challenge (there are only 2) 😀
1 For 5 days create a post any past or present photo in black and white.
2 Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.