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This is a classic Mayan chocolate pot used in feasts sponsored by the ruling elite. This is at the Walters Art Museum in the special exhibition "Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift." http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80194/lidded-vessel/

Lidded Cacao-Drinking Vessel, Maya (present-day Guatemala), AD (Early Classic), earthenware, slip with incising

A beaten gold mask from the Nazca civilization of Peru, 200 BCE-500 CE. 18.4 x 20.5 cm. The mask may represent a shaman in transformational pose, a common motif in Nazca art. An alternative interpretation is that it represents the weeping sun deity common to several ancient Andean cultures. (Dallas Museum of Art)

12 Ancient Masks

Jim & Carole's Mexico Adventure: Chiapas

Chiapas Part Toniná's Temple of the Smoking Mirror and the altars and relief sculptures of the Acropolis

Central America, Civilization, Cards, Mexico City, Yesterday

Stone door, Hampi, India: 6 тыс изображений найдено в Яндекс.Картинках

Stone door, Hampi, India: 6 тыс изображений найдено в Яндекс.Картинках

Japan’s Underwater Pyramid  Sunken pyramid off the island of Yonaguni near Okinawa in the Devil’s Sea / Dragons Triangle!

The Yonaguni Monument is a massive underwater rock formation off the coast of Japan. Is it a natural formation or a year old man-made structure? looks like a ancient quarry to me

Calakmul, Campeche, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, within a tropical forest, once the center of a major and the largest Mayan city

Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico - Calakmul is a Maya archaeological site deep in the jungles of greater Petén Basin region. It is 22 miles from Guatemalan border.

tbm daylight

Resembling some new breed of Stargate emerging from the Earth, the tunnel-boring machine at Yucca Mountain reaches daylight