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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Province
State
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Mexico
Tabasco
La Venta
 Jade figurines.
Mexico
Campeche
San Carlos Balwark
 San Carlos Balwark, one of several defence structures built to protect the city from pirates.
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
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
 One of the few surviving Mayan manuscripts that was not destroyed by the Catholic Church.
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.
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.

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