Apocalypto and the end of days

Basking in the Maya’s shadow

Authored by: O. Hugo Benavides

The Routledge Handbook of Popular Culture and Tourism

Print publication date:  June  2018
Online publication date:  July  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138678354
eBook ISBN: 9781315559018
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315559018-5

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Abstract

The Yucatan, which includes the famed Riviera Maya, has undoubtedly become one of the prime locations for international travel. Mixed with the high-end beach-seeking tourists are also many others interested in the Maya’s esoteric enlightenment inherent in this culture’s monumental archaeological remains. This exotic tourist destination that includes a prime Caribbean location, along with pyramids and a seductive mythical lore make the Yucatan an interesting lab of sorts.

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