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Temple of the Vessels, Chacchoben
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Temple of the Vessels, Chacchoben

The Temple of the Vessels (Templo de Las Vasijas) at Maya city of Chacchoben, c. 700 CE. Bowls, pitchers, plates and other items used for religious rituals were kept here.
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.
Altar in Temple of the Ways Chacchoben
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Altar in Temple of the Ways Chacchoben

Temple of the Ways, Maya city of Chacchoben, c. 700 CE. The altar, in the center of the temple, purposefully resembles a mouth and received sacrificial offerings. This temple continued to be used as a place of worship for centuries after...
Detail of Altar Temple of Ways Chacchoben
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Detail of Altar Temple of Ways Chacchoben

Detail of the sacrificial altar at the Temple of the Ways, Maya city of Chacchoben, c. 700 CE.
Stele of Kai
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Stele of Kai

Limestone stele of Kai, chief of the desert hunters, with his favorite hound gods. Kai wears a wig and holds a bow and arrows. A female figure (Kai's wife or mother) stands behind him and puts her left hand on his shoulder. She wears a wig...
Mary of Gueldres
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Mary of Gueldres

An illustrative portrait of Mary of Gueldres (d. 1463 CE) who married James II of Scotland (r. 1437-1460 CE) in 1449 CE.
Namdaemun Gate, Seoul
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Namdaemun Gate, Seoul

Namdaemun Gate, Seoul, South Korea. Taken in 2006 CE before a fire caused extensive damage in 2008 CE.
Temple I, Tikal (Guatemala) - 3D View
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Temple I, Tikal (Guatemala) - 3D View

Temple I, Tikal, Gautemala. The temple was used as the tomb of Maya ruler Jasaw Chan K'awiil (r. 682-734 CE). The structure is 50 metres high and the steps climbing to the top are set at an angle of over 70 degrees.
Ball Court, Copan
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Ball Court, Copan

The ball court of the Mayan city of Copan. The game was popular across Mesoamerica and the objective was to put a rubber ball through a hoop placed on the side walls.
Seven Macaw or Vucub-Caquix
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Seven Macaw or Vucub-Caquix

A replica of an architectural decoration from the Mayan ballcourt of Copan. It represents the god Seven Macaw (Vucub-Caquix) who was killed by the Hero Twins in Book II of the Popol Vuh. (Museum of Mayan Sculpture, Copan, Honduras)