George Fery is a freelance writer-photographer of pre-Columbian archaeological sites in Mexico and the Americas. His site georgefery.com features his photos and stories that address a number of topics, from history to architecture, to daily living in various countries and cultures.

Long-form articles in (georgefery.com) are dedicated to ongoing research papers on the Maya and other cultures of the Americas. Fery is a fellow member of the Institute of Maya Studies, Miami, FL (instituteofmayastudies.org) and of the The Royal Geographical Society, London, U.K. (rgs.org). He is also a member in good standing of the Maya Exploration Center, Austin, TX (mayaexploration.org), the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (dma.org), and the Archaeological Institute of America, Boston, MA (archaeological.org).

Chichén Itzá’s Shadows

A great center of the ancient Maya provides a window on the soul of an ancient people and the mysteries it still enshrines.