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Tulum El Castillo ancient lighthouse

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Built by the Maya, this structure was used ingeniously as a lighthouse to guide returning fisherman; when fires could be seen from the sea through both openings the boat was lined up properly to enter the harbor. This system was still in use when a Spanish expedition under Juan de Grijalva reached Tulum in 1518.
Author of the photo: Dennis Jarvis

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Album name:mitko / Mexico
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Inactive
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):About 1200 AD
Coordinates (in any format):20.214467,-87.428872
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Date added:Nov 05, 2017
DateTime Original:2010:05:03 17:18:11
Keywords:Tulum ; Mexico ; Caribbean sea
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