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Temple 24 at Chacchoben
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Temple 24 at Chacchoben

Temple 24 at the Maya site of Chacchoben, c. 700 CE. The first temple one encounters upon entering the grounds. The extant structure was built upon a much older temple which had been built over an even older one. This was in keeping with...
Censer, Maya Culture
3D Imageby Geoffrey Marchal

Censer, Maya Culture

Censer, Guatemala, Maya culture, classical, 600 - 900 CE, terracotta. Musée du Cinquantenaire (Brussels, Belgium). Made from 80 pictures with MeshRoom 2.8. For more updates, please consider to follow me on Twitter at @GeoffreyMarchal
Temple I, Tikal (Guatemala) - 3D View
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Temple I, Tikal (Guatemala) - 3D View

Temple I, Tikal, Gautemala. The temple was used as the tomb of Maya ruler Jasaw Chan K'awiil (r. 682-734 CE). The structure is 50 metres high and the steps climbing to the top are set at an angle of over 70 degrees.
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Book Reviewby Joshua J. Mark

Lost Kingdoms of the Maya

The Maya of Mexico and Central America have continuously inhabited the lands comprising modern-day Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas in Mexico and southward through Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras.  The...
Acropolis
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Acropolis

An 'acropolis' is any citadel or complex built on a high hill. The name derives from the Greek akro, high or extreme/extremity or edge, and polis, city, translated as 'high city', 'city on the edge' or 'city in the air', the most famous being...
Tikal, Guatemala
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Tikal, Guatemala

The ruins of the Maya city of Tikal in what is now northern Guatemala.
Mesoamerican Ballgame Players
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Mesoamerican Ballgame Players

A ceramic vessel with painted scenes of Maya players of the Mesoamerican ballgame. Guatemala, 700-800 CE. (St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri)
Ruins of Market Place, Great Plaza of Chacchoben
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Ruins of Market Place, Great Plaza of Chacchoben

The ruins of the ancient market place and residential area in the Great Plaza of the Maya site of Chacchoben, c. 700 CE.
Temple of the Winds, Tulum
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Temple of the Winds, Tulum

The Temple of the Winds, Tulum, Mexico, c. 1200 CE. Built to honor the Maya wind god and guide sailors to the city.
Uxmal's Pyramid of the Magician
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Uxmal's Pyramid of the Magician

The Pyramid of the Magician, Uxmal, Mexico. The Maya temple was first built in the 6th century CE with additions made up to the 10th century CE.