The Duchess of Cambridge climbed the ancient Mayan “Sky Palace” in the jungle on Monday. This is likened to an artificial structure. Buckingham Palace That day.
The couple climbed the steep stairs of Caracol’s “Kana”, the Mayan ruins in the jungle of the Chiquibul Forest.
Duchess As she stared at the forest from the middle, I heard her say “wow”.
Caracol was once the center of life at the foot of the Maya Mountains near the border with Guatemala and is believed to have been occupied in 1200 BC.
With a height of 43 meters (141 feet) (540 meters above sea level), it is the tallest man-made structure in Belize.
Alan Moore, Belize’s architectural director, took the location to Cambridge and said, “It’s like looking inside Buckingham Palace.”
He added: “It was a vast community of 150,000 people. 3000 years ago, it was like a modern place.”
The Duchess wore a white T-shirt tucked into khaki trousers with a white superga primsole and sunglasses.
Duke I also wore sunglasses and a matching khaki shirt and trousers.
The original settlement dates back to 400 BC and by 200 AD it had developed into a more prosperous city.
Once inhabited by 100,000 people, it covers an area of 75 square miles, five times the size of Belize City, the country’s largest modern settlement.
The name comes from the Spanish word for snail shells because of the spiral access road leading to the site.
Moore showed the Duchess and Duchess some ancient Mayan sculptures and urged them to point out the shapes of lizards, water lily-biting fish, and cats.
He also roamed them to the area where the ancient Mayans were playing ball games.
When they started trekking to the summit, the couple asked their guide’s questions and paused to look into the ruins.
They stopped on the way, gazed at the scenery, took pictures and then continued climbing.
But Duke laughed when he met another group of photographers behind him.
‘We got one [group] One and the other. You are in each other’s pictures, “he laughed.
Moore told them: “People often like to run up here.”
Duke was shocked. “What do they compete for?” He asked. “If you do this three times a week, you need to be very healthy, Alain.”
Caracol was discovered by Belize loggers in 1937 when the country was British Honduras.
Archaeologists have spent decades excavating it and discovering monuments, tombs and vast terrace systems.
Kaana is believed to have been built to allow high priests and rulers to approach the sky.
Asked how Belize felt about the British monarchy, Moore said: It is symbolic and we respect it. And some people like to have a monarchy far away.
“As an archaeologist, I cherish something unusual. As a good Verizian, I welcome the prince and his wife. We are known as a kind country. They will enjoy this. . “