Friday, April 27, 2012

The Tulum Ruins

Mischief wanted to watch The Testament: Of One fold and One Shepherd today (in her words that is "watch Jesus Die?")  I want to get a copy of The Lamb of God though because she doesn't like the american continent story line.  She just wants to see the Jesus parts. (I don't blame her).
Anyway, while watching it I kept thinking of the Tulum Ruins, so here you have the final stop of our cruise.  I'd love to go back.  I'd love to see other Mayan Ruins as well.
I'm pretty sure the beauty of it speaks for itself.  I do have another post to do on Tulum Mexico, because we went to a beach afterwards.









 We were told that in the building below, which has been determined to be a temple, a carving was found of a white man with long hair and a beard and writings that described the man and stated that he would come again.  The guide told how the archeologists decided it was a reference to the explorer Cortez.  I was so excited when the guide then mentioned that the Latter Day Saints, those known as Mormons, (that's me!) believe that it was a reference to the coming of Christ.  And we do believe that.  We believe that after Christ died and was resurrected, he visited the Earth again, no only to his disciples like the bible records, but he visited the Americas as well.  And the record of that is The Book of Mormon.  And he will come again one day as the bible foretells.







 Isn't that water GORGEOUS?!
 The archeologists decided that this building was the Chief Judge's home.





 There were large stretches of grass that have more ancient foundations underneath.




 The entire city was surrounded by a stone wall with narrow openings on either end.  Only one person could get through at a time.  At each of the four corners of the city there was a watch tower built.  It made us think of this:

Alma 48:8

8 Yea, he had been strengthening the armies of the Nephites, and erecting small forts, or places of resort; throwing up banks of earth round about to enclose his armies, and also building walls of stone to encircle them about, round about their cities and the borders of their lands; yea, all round about the land.



1 comment:

Juli said...

Those ruins are beautiful. I would love to go someday. Ahhh, so many places, so little money....