Monday, 3 June 2019

Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal

This is another site of the Maya culture that I would love to visit

Uxmal is an ancient Maya city of the classical period in present-day Mexico. It is considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Maya culture, along with PalenqueChichén, and Calakmul in Mexico, Caraco land Xunantunich in Belize, and Tikal in Guatemala.

Pyramid of the Magician, Uxmal
This postcard was sent by Jason

The Pyramid of the Magician (SpanishPirámide del adivino, "pyramid of the foreteller") is a Mesoamerican step pyramid located in the ancient Pre-Columbian city of UxmalMexicoThe pyramid is the tallest and most recognizable structure in Uxmal.
The exact height of the Pyramid of the Magician is in dispute and has been reported as tall as 40 metres (131 feet) and as low as 27.6 metres (90.5 feet). The accepted median height is 35 metres (115 feet), with the base measuring approximately 69 by 49 metres (227 by 162 feet). Despite the absence of an exact measurement, the pyramid remains the tallest structure at Uxmal.
The Pyramid of the Magician is the most distinctive Mayan structure on the Yucatán Peninsula. The pyramid is considered unique because of its rounded sides, considerable height, steep slope, and unusual elliptical base. - in: wikipedia

Nunnery Quadrangle, Uxmal
This postcard was sent by Marco

The Nunnery Quadrangle (a nickname given to it by the Spanish; it was a government palace) is the finest of Uxmal's several fine quadrangles of long buildings. It has elaborately carved façades on both the inside and outside faces. - in: wikipedia

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