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Temple at Tulum by Catherwood
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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...
Ixtab
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Ixtab

Depiction of a Maya deity or supernatural figure appearing on page 53a of the Dresden Codex, identified as a representation of Ixtab.
Reconstruction of Nohoch Mul Pyramid
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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...
Kukulcan Sculpture, Chichen Itza
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Kukulcan Sculpture, Chichen Itza

A representation of the feathered-serpent god Kukulkan at the base of the Castillo or Pyramid of Kukulcan at the Maya (and possibly later Toltec) centre of Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. The pyramid was...
Pyramid of the Magician, Uxmal
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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
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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.
Copan glyph
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Copan glyph

This ancient Maya glyph represents the city of Copan (also spelled Kopan).
Yaxchilan, Structure 33
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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
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Rosalila Temple, Copan

A reconstruction of the Maya temple known as the Rosalila, excavated from within Structure 16 at Copan. c. 8th century CE.
Itzamnaaj K'awiil
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Itzamnaaj K'awiil

A Maya stela (no. 8) from Naranjo documenting the reign of King Itzamnaaj K'awiil. Mid-8th century CE. (St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri)