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Feb 5, 2010 - A History Lesson: Guayabo National Monument and Hacienda Taytutic

We set off for Monumento Nacional Guayabo, a pre-Columbian archaeological site founded by the mysterious Guayabo tribe from 1500 BC – 1400 AD, a community of 10 000. The site was accessed by a short walk through rainforest and surrounded with exotic flowers and birds. Approximately 1/3 of the entire community has been excavated, uncovering sophisticated stone aqueducts, roads, foundation mounds where timber dwellings once stood, and petro glyphs. Glimpses of the tall orange flowered oro trees, higher levels, and mountains appeared beyond...

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