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Country : Mexico

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

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