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Country : Mexico

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Photos marked as were added from 23 September 2019.


Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Description Year
Taken
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Warriors
 A copy of the main temple at the Toltec capital of Tula.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Warriors
 Chacmul overlooking El Castillo.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Warriors
 Eagle and jaguar eating human hearts.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Warriors
 Carved jaguar.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Platform of Venus
 The Platform of Venus is at the edge of the forest.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Platform of Venus
 The temple has Toltec influence.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Platform of Venus
 Kulkulkan, the serpent headed god with his tongue hanging out.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 The southern group of temples are older and more Mayan in style.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 Images of Chac, the Mayan rain god.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Observatory
 The Observatory was used for observing Venus.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Observatory
 The circular dome is unusual in Mayan architecture.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Observatory
 Carved deities.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 The Mayan style Temple of the Deer.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Akab Dzib
 Akab Dzib is a temple for Zamma, the Sun god, dating from the 2nd century.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
Akab Dzib
 Priest performing a ceremony with a vase between Mayan glyphs beneith a lintel.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 Mayan style brick work.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 Buildings with the rain god, Chac.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 Mayan style arch.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 The Multi Room Palace is covered in detailed stonework.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 Unexcavated temple.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 Las Monjas.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 Unexcavated Toltec serpent balustrade.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 Image of Chac, the Mayan rain god.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Chichen Itza
 The Temple of the Carved Panels.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
 Uxmal is a spectacular Mayan site set in rainforest.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
 Uxmal was the capital of the Mayan region between 600 and 900 AD.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Pyramid of the Magician
 The elliptical Pyramid of the Magician.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Pyramid of the Magician
 The elliptical pyramid is unusual in Mexico.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Pyramid of the Magician
 The pyramid is 39m high and is topped with a temple.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Pyramid of the Magician
 A steep staircase reaches the temple.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Pyramid of the Magician
 The temple.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Pyramid of the Magician
 The pyramid is covered with stucco mosaics.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Pyramid of the Magician
 The stucco mosaics are in Puuc style which is pure Mayan.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Pyramid of the Magician
 View from the top of the pyramid.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 The Nunnery Quadrangle is the largest complex at Uxmal.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 The entrance.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 The Mayan arch leads into the complex.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 The mosaic covered wall of the inner couryard.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 The complex contains 74 rooms.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 Puuc mosaics.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 Uxmal is famous for its Puuc mosaics which cover the buildings.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 Chac, the Mayan god of rain.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 The East building.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 Mosaic face.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 Carved wall.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 Mosaic of serpents.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 Serpents, a central Mexico influence.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 Mosaic masks on a corner.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 Stone carved figures.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 Wall mosaics of Chac, the Mayan god of rain.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 Detail of a wall mosaic.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Nunnery Quadrangle
 View of the corner of the quadrangle.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
 A ball court with the stone ring used as a goal.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
 The unusual House of the Doves.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Governor's Palace
 The Governor's Palace is 100m long.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Governor's Palace
 The palace is a riot of stucco architecture.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Governor's Palace
 Geometric patterns and carved figures.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Governor's Palace
 Geometric patterns and Chac masks.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Governor's Palace
 Geometric patterns over the entrance arch.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
 The House of Turtles.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
 Stone turtle on the House of Turtles.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Great Pyramid
 The Great Pyramid is 72m high.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Great Pyramid
 Detail of mosaic on the pyramid walls.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
Great Pyramid
 Bird relief.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
 Wall made of rectangular stone accurately fitted together.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
 Geometrically carved stone wall.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Uxmal
 Unexcavated pyramid.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Loltun Caves
 The Loltun Caves have been inhabited for over 2500 years.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Loltun Caves
 Stalectites.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Loltun Caves
 Remains of extinct animals like mammoth have been found in the caves.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Loltun Caves
 An Olmec head.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Loltun Caves
 Early Mayan wall paintings.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Loltun Caves
 Rock pillars.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Loltun Caves
 The enormous Cathedral Cave.
1991
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
 The Mayan Puuc style site of Kabah flourished between the 7th and 11th centuries.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
Palace of Masks
 The Palace of Masks is in Mayan Puuc style.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
Palace of Masks
 The facade of the palace is covered with 300 masks of Chac, the Mayan rain god.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
Palace of Masks
 Detail of a wall with Chac masks.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
Palace of Masks
 Each mask of the rain god, Chac, is made from 25 separate carved stones fitted together.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
Palace of Masks
 Geometric patterns and a human figure.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
Palace of Masks
 Impressive stone work zig zag patterns.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Kabah
Palace of Masks
 Carved columns.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Sayil
 The three storey palace at Sayil is 85m long and is in Mayan Puuc style.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Sayil
 Close view of the palace which was abandoned in 1000.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Sayil
 The lower level of the palace.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Sayil
 Unexcavated structure.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Sayil
 Wild turkeys.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Xlapac
 Xlapac is one of the many Puuc Mayan sites in the Yucatan Peninsula.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Xlapac
 Palace with mosaics of Chac, the rain god.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 Labna is a small Mayan ceremonial site.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 The site was constructed around 862.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 El Mirador is a ruined pyramid with a 5m high roofcomb.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 El Arco is 3m wide and 6m high.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 Geometric stucco work.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 A raised limestone roadway known as a sacbe.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 The Palace is a two storey structure.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 Carved columns.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Labna
 The Mayan rain god, Chac.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
 Tulum is an ancient city set by the sea.
1995
Mexico
Yucatan
Tulum
 Tulum is a late Mayan site dating from the 12th century.
1995

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