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Country : Mexico

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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Mexico
Tabasco
La Venta
 Altar of Triumph.
Mexico
Tabasco
La Venta
 Kneeling figure.
Mexico
Tabasco
La Venta
 Head of a young man.
Mexico
Tabasco
La Venta
 An altar for infant sacrifice.
Mexico
Tabasco
La Venta
 Carving of a priest performing a ceremony on the Serpent Stele. This is the oldest representation of the feathered serpent in Meso-America.
Mexico
Tabasco
La Venta
 Mosaic of a mask.
Mexico
Tabasco
La Venta
 The Dragon Stele with a figure holding a staff in the shape of a shark.
Mexico
Tabasco
La Venta
 Bearded man with head dress.
Mexico
Tabasco
La Venta
 Olmec goddess.
Mexico
Tabasco
La Venta
 The largest and best preserved of the giant heads.
Mexico
Tabasco
La Venta
 Giant head of a warrior. These heads are typical of Olmec sculpture.
Mexico
Tabasco
La Venta
 Jade figurines.
Mexico
Tabasco
La Venta
 Macaws.
Mexico
Tabasco
La Venta
 Deer.
Mexico
Campeche
 Plaza Principal in Campeche, formerly a Mayan port city.
Mexico
Campeche
 The Cathedral de la Concepcion.
Mexico
Campeche
 The Spanish colonial city dates from 1517.
Mexico
Campeche
 The colonial centre.
Mexico
Campeche
San Carlos Balwark
 San Carlos Balwark, one of several defence structures built to protect the city from pirates.
Mexico
Campeche
San Carlos Balwark
 View from San Carlos Balwark.
Mexico
Campeche
San Carlos Balwark
 Spanish cannon.
Mexico
Campeche
San Carlos Balwark
 Dungeon with stocks.
Mexico
Campeche
 San Pedro Balwark.
Mexico
Campeche
 San Fransisco Balwark.
Mexico
Campeche
Carvajal Mansion
 The lower floor of the Carvajal Mansion, built in the early 20th century by a plantation owner.
Mexico
Campeche
Carvajal Mansion
 The mansion is famous for its beautiful staircase.
Mexico
Campeche
Soledad Museum
 The Soledad Museum features many Mayan carvings.
Mexico
Campeche
Soledad Museum
 Mayan carving from the Classic Maya period (250 to 900).
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
 Merida is the capital of the Yucatan, a peninsula inhabited by the descendenats of the Mayas.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
 Yucateca woman with distinctive white embroidered huipiles.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
 The Cathedral was completed in 1598 on the site of a Mayan temple.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
 The Casa de Montejo has a carving of triumphant Conqistedors atop the heads of defeated Mayas.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
Municipal Palace
 The Municipal Palace (1542) was once a jail house.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
Municipal Palace
 Arcades.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
 Dressed for and going to church.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
Government Palace
 The Government Palace dates from 1542.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
Government Palace
 The palace contains a series of murals by Fernando Castro showing the interaction between the Spanish and the Mayas.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
Government Palace
 Mural by Fernando Castro showing Mayans in chains.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
Government Palace
 Mural by Fernando Castro showing Mayans being herded off into slavery.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
Government Palace
 Mural by Fernando Castro showing a Mayan priest and an ear of corn.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
Government Palace
 Mural by Fernando Castro showing a Spanish horseman on the attack.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
Government Palace
 Mural by Fernando Castro showing Mayans as slaves.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
Government Palace
 The Eagle and serpent is a symbol of Mexico. The painting is by Fernando Castro.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
Government Palace
 View from the courtyard.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
 Most buildings date from the 16th century.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
 Much of Spanish Merida was built by Mayan slaves.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
 Large mansion along Paseo Montejo.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
 One of the few surviving Mayan manuscripts that was not destroyed by the Catholic Church.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
 The colonial centre.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
 Movie posters for USA movies.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
 Mayan village house.
Mexico
Yucatan
Merida
 Rural scene.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 Chichen Itza is a Mayan site that flourished between 550 and 900 AD.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 Chichen Itza is a Mayan site with later Toltec influence (1100 to 1500).
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
El Castillo
 El Castillo is a 30m high step pyramid at the centre of the site.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
El Castillo
 The pyramid has four staircases each rising at an angle of 45 degrees.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
El Castillo
 Stonework at the base.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
El Castillo
 Image of Kukulkan, the feathered serpent god of the Toltecs.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
El Castillo
 The number of levels represent elements of the Mayan calendar.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
El Castillo
 A temple sits atop the pyramid.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
El Castillo
 Carved circular column at the temple entrance.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
El Castillo
 Carvings inside the temple entrance.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
El Castillo
 Passage inside the pyramid.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
El Castillo
 A Toltec chacmul inside the pyramid.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
El Castillo
 Red jaguar with jade eyes and flint fangs.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 Many structures are to be found in the rain forest.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 The enormous Ball Court is the largest in Mexico.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 The Ball Court is 135m long.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 The team getting the rubber ball through this ring won. The losing team were often put to death.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 The Ball Court is flanked by high walls and temples.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 The Temple of the Jaguars is attached to the Ball Court.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 Statue of a jaguar at the Temple of the Jaguars.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 Carved entrance at the Temple of the Jaguars.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 Steep staircase to the ball court viewing area.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 View into the ball court and a temple from the top of the walls.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 Snake pillars.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 The snake god, Kukulkan.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 Carvings of figures on the walls of the ball court.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 Ball player.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 Carving of a player in ceremonial dress.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 Player with a bat.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Ball Court
 Shield with a skull.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 The sacred canote is a 60m high, 35m deep well where gold and jade from as far as Colombia has been excavated.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of Skulls
 The Temple of Skulls is a low structure.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of Skulls
 The heads of sacrificial victims were displayed at the temple.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of Skulls
 Carvings of skulls line the walls.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of Skulls
 Figure of Kukulkan, the snake god.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of Skulls
 Priest with decapitated heads.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of Skulls
 Eagle eating human heart.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of Skulls
 Jaguar eating human heart.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 The Temple of the Bearded Man.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Warriors
 View of the Toltec style Temple of the Warriors.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Warriors
 The complex consists of a large stepped pyramid fronted and flanked by rows of carved columns depicting warriors.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Warriors
 The Group of 1000 Columns consists of many round columns.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Warriors
 Square carved columns are part of the Group of 1000 Columns.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Warriors
 The Toltec snake deity.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Warriors
 The square columns are carved with warriors.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Warriors
 A chacmul, used to hold sacrificial objects like hearts.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Warriors
 View of the Group of 1000 Columns from the top of the pyramid.
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Warriors
 Snake pillars.

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