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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.
The Pyramid of the Magician
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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...
Stela D at Copan by Catherwood
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Stela D at Copan by Catherwood

This lithograph of Stela D at Copan was done by Frederick Catherwood and first published in 1844 in his book, Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. Like John Lloyd Stephens' works on the Maya, the book was very...
San Bartolo Mural
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San Bartolo Mural

Mural fragment in San Bartolo, Guatemala, rediscovered 2003 CE, presented at the Palacio Nacional de La Cultura, May 2006 CE. Preclassic Maya art.
Mayan Ocarina Depicting the Death God Ah
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Mayan Ocarina Depicting the Death God Ah

Ah Puch, the Mayan god of death, is often represented as having an owl's head since owls were considered symbols of death to the ancient Maya. This figurine dates to c. 600-800 CE, which coincides with the Classic Period in Mayan history...
Temple 1 at Chacchoben
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Temple 1 at Chacchoben

Structure known as Temple 1 at Maya site of Chacchoben c. 700 CE. The temple is astronomically aligned to focus the first rays of dawn on the summer solstice down onto an area where once a statue or stele would have stood.
The Temple of the Vessels, Chacchoben
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The Temple of the Vessels, Chacchoben

The Temple of the Vessels (Templo de Las Vasijas) at Maya city of Chacchoben, c. 700 CE. Located on the sacred plateau of the Gran Basamento, this temple housed the various goods needed for sacrifice and offerings at the nearby Temple 1.
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.
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)
Kinich Ahau at Kohunlich
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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...