Maya Ruins of San Gervasio on Cozumel

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James Blake Wiener
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Maya Ruins of San Gervasio on Cozumel

This photograph shows some Maya ruins from the San Gervasio archaeological site, which is located on the island of Cozumel in Mexico. In the center, one sees the "Niches" structure, which was once composed of miniature shrines that were built on the sides of a stairway. The upper part of this structure once had a stone roof, and the interior was predominantly decorated in blue. It was built in the Post Classic Period (c. 1200-1650 CE). On the far right-hand side, one sees the structure "25 B," which was once a colonnaded hall with a masonry roof, supported by wood beams. It differs from other Maya colonnaded halls at San Gervasio in that it has three pillars with square bases and three columns with round bases. This structure was also built during the Post Classic Period (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 Ruins of San Gervasio on Cozumel. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8307/

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Wiener, James B. "Maya Ruins of San Gervasio on Cozumel." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 14, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/8307/.

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Wiener, James B. "Maya Ruins of San Gervasio on Cozumel." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 14 Mar 2018. Web. 03 Aug 2020.

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