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Maya Tomb Structure at San Gervasio


James Blake Wiener
published on 14 March 2018
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This Maya building located on the island of Cozumel is named so due to the finding a vaulted tomb in its interior, unbique in San Gervasio, Mexico. The strcutre is a platform since it had no building on tiop of it -- only benches -- and an altar. It is believed that the strcuture was used for oipen air ceremonies in which not only the priests participated, but also the entire congregation in the plaza. The structure has two contruction periods: Terminal Classic (c. 1000-1200 CE) and the Post Classic (c. 1200-1650 CE).

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, March 14). Maya Tomb Structure at San Gervasio. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James B. "Maya Tomb Structure at San Gervasio." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 14, 2018.

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Wiener, James B. "Maya Tomb Structure at San Gervasio." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Mar 2018. Web. 04 Mar 2021.

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