Reconstruction of Nohoch Mul Pyramid
A digital reconstruction of Ixmoja, the tallest pyramid in the Nohoch Mul pyramid complex. From the Maya city of Coba, near modern day Tulum, Mexico. Made by NeoMam Studios and THISISRENDER in collaboration with Expedia. (Republished with...
Vase for pouring chocolate, earthenware, Belize, Late Classic Maya, Altun-Ha style. (De Young Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco)
Pyramid of the Magician, Uxmal
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.
House of the Pigeons, Uxmal
The House of the Pigeons at Uxmal, Mexico. This Maya building is so named because the intricate facade with many apertures resembles a dovecote. It was constructed c. 900 CE.
This ancient Maya glyph represents the city of Copan (also spelled Kopan).
Yaxchilan, Structure 33
Structure 33 at the Maya site of Yaxchilan, Mexico. The building has the typical ornate roof comb of Petén architecture and was built c. 750 CE.
Rosalila Temple, Copan
A reconstruction of the Maya temple known as the Rosalila, excavated from within Structure 16 at Copan. c. 8th century CE.
A Maya stela (no. 8) from Naranjo documenting the reign of King Itzamnaaj K'awiil. Mid-8th century CE. (St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri)
Kinich Ahau at Kohunlich
This is the face of the sun god Kinich Ahau in The Temple of the Masks at Kohunlich. The masks all face west so that the setting sun illuminates them. It was thought that Kinich Ahau traveled down into and through the underworld at night...
The Pyramid of the Magician
The Pyramid of the Magician at Uxmal, Yucatan rises 115 feet with a base of 227 by 162 feet. It is also known as The Pyramid of the Dwarf and features in the popular Maya legend of the dwarf who became king. Uxmal (whose name means `thrice...