Alice’s Restaurant

May 19, 2007

Xunantunich II

Filed under: Day to Day Life, Research — aliceaudrey @ 9:45 am

One of the most impressive aspects of our tour of Xunantunich was the casual way our Mayan- Mestizo guide pointed at rock structures and said it was made for one kind of blood letting or another.  Ironically, what you find at the top of the biggest pyramid is not an alter, but the royal bedrooms.

Actually, come to think of it, we didn’t see any alters in place anywhere. Here is where they do the circumcisions.  I’m not sure if they did virgin sacrifices here too, or if it was in a building we didn’t see.

Little Boy's Room
Here are the residences of the nobility.

This is a bedroom where several of them would all sleep.  Comfy, no?

Pass the matress, please


  1. I should add that the guide tended to wave in a general direction while listing places where the virgins were sacrificed, where the king was sacrificed, and general sacrifices. Except for the bedrooms, and the ball court it seemed like everywhere was where it was done.


    Comment by aliceaudrey — May 19, 2007 @ 3:43 pm

  2. I’m surprised the Mayans circumsized. . .

    Comment by Ericka Scott — May 19, 2007 @ 8:09 pm

  3. I was too.


    Comment by aliceaudrey — May 20, 2007 @ 9:35 am

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