picture of Nunnery Quadrangle, Uxmal, Puuc Hills, Yucatan, Mexico - photograph 012_mexuxm24 - La Ruta Maya, Mayan Route travel documentary pictures

Photo of Nunnery Quadrangle, Uxmal, Puuc Hills, Yucatan, Mexico

Photo of South Building Arch of Nunnery Quadrangle with the North Building, Uxmal, Puuc Hills Region, Yucatan, Mexico.

Uxmal is the most important representative of the Puuc architectural style, which flourished in the Late Classic Period AD 600-900.

Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal was added to Unesco's World Heritage List in 1996.

From UNESCO: http://whc.unesco.org/

"The Mayan town of Uxmal, in Yucatan, was founded c. A.D. 700 and had some 25,000 inhabitants. The layout of the buildings, which date from between 700 and 1000, reveals knowledge of astronomy. The Pyramid of the Soothsayer, as the Spaniards called it, dominates the ceremonial centre, which has well-designed buildings decorated with a profusion of symbolic motifs and sculptures depicting Chaac, the god of rain. The ceremonial sites of Uxmal, Kabah, Labna and Sayil are considered the high points of Mayan art and architecture."

Location of picture - Uxmal Archaeological Zone Puuc Hills Region Mexico

picture id: 012_mexuxm24


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