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Temple of the Warriors, Chichen Itza
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Temple of the Warriors, Chichen Itza

The Temple of the Warriors at the Maya-Toltec city of Chichen Itza, Mexico. Built between 800 and 1050 CE, the three-level pyramid is so called because of the colonnade of carved warrior and gift-bearer columns on its two sides.
Copan Site Plan
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Copan Site Plan

A reconstructed site plan of the Classic Maya centre of Copán in modern Honduras.
Ball Court Wall & Goal, Chichen Itza
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Ball Court Wall & Goal, Chichen Itza

One of the walls and goals of the ball court in the Maya-Toltec city of Chichen Itza. 1050-1200 CE.
Tikal Map
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Tikal Map

A map of the principal monuments of Tikal, Guatemala. The Maya city flourished between 300 and 850 CE.
Nunnery Quadrangle, Uxmal
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Nunnery Quadrangle, Uxmal

The complex known as the Nunnery, Uxmal, Mexico. The Maya building was constructed in the 9th century CE and its purpose is unknown.
Chocolate Beaker
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Chocolate Beaker

Vase for pouring chocolate, earthenware, Belize, Late Classic Maya, Altun-Ha style. (De Young Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco)
The Caracol, Chichen Itza
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The Caracol, Chichen Itza

The Caracol or Observatory of Chichen Itza, Mexico. Constructed prior to 800 CE, this Maya building was used as an astronomical observatory, especially of Venus.
Palace, Palenque
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Palace, Palenque

The Palace building of Palenque. With the northern half and tower dating to c. 721 CE, the structure is one of the most complex in Maya architecture and its square tower is unique in Mesoamerican sites.
North Acropolis, Tikal
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North Acropolis, Tikal

The North Acropolis of Tikal, Guatemala. The Maya city flourished between 300 and 850 CE but the acropolis was first built c. 250 BCE with many additions being made to it over the centuries. A total of 12 temples were built and used to bury...
Temple II, Tikal
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Temple II, Tikal

Temple II, Tikal, Guatemala. The temple was used as a tomb, probably for the queen of Maya ruler Jasaw Chan K'awiil (r. 682-734 CE), although, no remains have been discovered. The temple is 42 metres high and faces the larger temple-pyramid...