Mexico from Slides prt21: Uxmal

The Pyramid of the Magician

The Pyramid of the Magician

(12 Shots) | Uxmal was a Maya City, roughly from 500 A.D. till 1550 A.D.. It’s in the state of Yucatán; about 62 km south of its capital Mérida. The architectural remains were in pretty good shape. Main attraction was the The Pyramid of the Magician. It’s about 40 m. high and the steps of it’s stairs are extremely inhuman. There was a chain you could hold on to, when you wanted to climb the stairs.

The Pyramid of the Magician prt2

The Pyramid of the Magician prt2

Overview

Overview

The Pyramid of the Magician prt3

The Pyramid of the Magician prt3

The Governor's Palace

The Governor’s Palace

The Governor’s Palace was a heavy, long building on a base. The upper half had a great relief of repeating patterns and symbols. Reminded me of the great reliefs of Mitla; but here they were more complex and on a larger scale.

The Governor's Palace prt2

The Governor’s Palace prt2

Nunnery Quadrangle

Nunnery Quadrangle

Nunnery Quadrangle was actually a government palace. It was a huge building around a square courtyard that felt like a soccerfield with its short, green grass. The ornaments and reliefs on its facades were incredible.

Nunnery Quadrangle prt2

Nunnery Quadrangle prt2

Nunnery Quadrangle prt3

Nunnery Quadrangle prt3

Creatures watch

Creatures watch

Ballgame-Target

Ballgame-Target

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No idea where this is…

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12 comments
  1. Wat een ongelofelijke bouwwerken. Die trappen lijken me echt te steil 😉

  2. Il faut croire , qu’a l’Époque , la main d’oeuvre ne coûtait pas cher, en fait c”était les vies humaine qui ne valaient rien …!!!

    • Only a few had all the power; and most of the rest were pilling up stones.. Merci, Laurant.

    • Yes, especially The Pyramid of the Magician with its rounded corners. Thanks.

  3. Amazing! Which buildings. The impresses and fascinates.

  4. your photographs really make me remember the splendor of these fantastic ruins!!! really great!! I thought I followed your blog already… I have missed so much!!

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