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.
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.
A map of the principal monuments of Tikal, Guatemala. The Maya city flourished between 300 and 850 CE.
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...
Copan Site Plan
A reconstructed site plan of the Classic Maya centre of Copán in modern Honduras.
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...
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.
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.
Temple at Tulum by Catherwood
In the early 1840's Frederick Catherwood and John Lloyd Stephens extensively explored many of the ruined cities of the ancient Maya. Catherwood's drawings complemented Stephens' text in his best-selling books Incidents of Travel in Central...
Depiction of a Maya deity or supernatural figure appearing on page 53a of the Dresden Codex, identified as a representation of Ixtab.