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Chorro de Maita


Chorro de Maita
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Copyright: Robert Calve (perryhooter) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 17] (111)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-26
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-15 23:05
Viewed: 6651
Points: 4
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From the hills of Cerro Yaguajay , View looking NE, The Atlantic Ocean can be seen.

This shot was actually taken from the Museum of Archeology of Chorro de Maita . It is small park located a few kms from Guardalavaca beach on the road to Banes.

The march of time seems to have respected memories accumulated over centuries. Located near that town in Holguin province is Chorro de Maita, which takes its name from some springs in the vicinity.

In that area, the home of natives engaged in agriculture and pottery before the arrival of the Spaniards, is the largest indigenous sepulcher in the Caribbean.
Scientific tests have proven that the skulls and discovered skeletons there belonged to people who lived between the years of 1490 and 1540. Other estimates go much further, classifying these discoveries as those of a primitive community from about 10,000 years ago.

The sepulcher is particularly interesting. It has an area of 2,000 square meters, and 56 of the 108 graves that have been discovered are visible. The shape, place and the depth of each has been respected.
Pearl shells, ceramic shards, handles in human and animal forms, and a gold icon symbolizing the god Inriri Cavababayael, used by the ancestors to invoke nature, are silent witnesses of a distant past.
In areas near this archaeological site you can taste typical Taíno dishes while viewing the indigenous village, founded in the vicinity of the Chorro de Maíta burial ground.
source: www.cubaheritage.com

Image cropped and resized for posting.
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Very inviting view. Looks like a postcard. Perfect cropping and live vibrant colours. Well done.

beutyful photo.

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