Ancient Mayan Calendars: El Salvador’s Ruins of Tazumal

In this episode of El Salvador Unplugged, David’s been here heads into the heart of Chalchuapa to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tazumal. The most important and best-preserved ruins in the country, Tazumal is home to some of the biggest pyramids and famous Mesoamerican ball courts.

Tour the extensive sight as David takes us through the courts, pyramids and temples, providing some insight into their history and purpose. Atop one of the main temples, David catches some amazing views while explaining how the high points were used for agricultural predictions and to help create the precise, detailed Mayan calendars. Visit this important site for a glimpse into the ancient Mayan world, and learn everything you need to know about Tazumal with the DBH Guide: El Salvador, also available for your Kindle.

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