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Maya Tomb Structure at San Gervasio
Image by James Blake Wiener

Maya Tomb Structure at San Gervasio

This Maya building located on the island of Cozumel is named so due to the finding a vaulted tomb in its interior, unbique in San Gervasio, Mexico. The strcutre is a platform since it had no building on tiop of it -- only benches -- and an...
The Maya Altar at San Gervasio
Image by James Blake Wiener

The Maya Altar at San Gervasio

This structure had a ceremonial use for the Maya people as it lies in the middle of the plaza at San Gervasio, which is located on the island of Cozumel, Mexico. It therefore must have served as a dais from which the speaker addressed the...
The Maya
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The Maya "Columns" Structure at San Gervasio

This Maya structure located on the Mexican island of Cozumel at the archaeological site of San Gervasio has seven columns, a bench running along the inner walls, and a throne or altar in the middle of the room. The chambers along the side...
Maya Ossuary Structure at San Gervasio
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Maya Ossuary Structure at San Gervasio

This structure located at the Maya archaeological site of San Gervasio on the Mexican island of Cozumel was so named as numerous human remains were found inside during archaeological excavation. The temple no longer exists, but it originally...
Sacred Maya Cenote at San Gervasio
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Sacred Maya Cenote at San Gervasio

This sacred Maya cenote or ceremonial sinkhole is located at the ruins of San Gervasio, which is located on the island of Cozumel in Mexico.
The Maya
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The Maya "Murals" Structure at San Gervasio

Aptly named, this Maya structure contains fragmented murals that were painted with vivid colors of red, blue, ochre, and black. They were originally covered with geometric motifs, stepped lines, Grecians frets, and spirals. This structure...
The Maya
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The Maya "Alamo" Structure at San Gervasio

This temple was originally roofed although part of its vaulting, shaped like an inverted staircase, can still be seen on its southern side. There was once an altar within, where offerings were placed in Pre-Columbian times. The building was...
Maya Tripod Bowl
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Maya Tripod Bowl

3-4th century CE, Guatemala, Mesoamerica. Metropolitan Museum of Art A favored vessel type of the Maya lowlands was one made in the shape of a tropical bird, perhaps a cormorant, in the act of catching a fish in its beak. The bird's forehead...
Maya Noble Relief from Tabasco
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Maya Noble Relief from Tabasco

This Maya relief depicting a nobleman is made from chalkstone, and it comes from what is present-day Tabasco, Mexico. It dates from the Late Classic Period around the year 780 CE. (Museum Rietberg, Zürich).
Mexico Yucatán Yukatan UXMAL Mayan Pyramid Ruins Merida Óoxmáal
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Mexico Yucatán Yukatan UXMAL Mayan Pyramid Ruins Merida Óoxmáal

Uxmal bezeichnet die Ruinen einer ehemals großen und kulturell bedeutenden Stadt der Maya in Mexiko. Uxmal is an ancient Maya city of the classical period in present-day Mexico. Uxmal es una antigua ciudad maya del periodo clásico...