The Temple of the Frescoes at the Maya city of Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Spectacularly located on a cliff overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Tulum is a Mayan settlement that flourished in the 13th cent. CE until the arrival of the Spanish. The Temple of the Frescoes, directly in front of the Castillo, was used as an observatory for tracking the movements of the sun. On the cornice of this temple is a relief of the head of the rain god. If you stand in a slight distance from the building, you’ll see the eyes, nose, mouth, and chin of the rain god. Also remains of the red, black and ocre painted stucco can still be seen within the face.
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Mario_Wallner, . (2018, November 22). Maya Rain God, Tulum - 3D View. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image3d/376/
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