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House of the Governor, Uxmal

House of the Governor, Uxmal

One of the major constructions at Uxmal, many consider this the most beautiful structure in Mesoamerica. It is a 100-metre long palace-style building, one of the largest ever built by the Maya, and stands upon a sloping platform, climbable by a stairway rising from a small plaza to the east. Consisting of one central building and two smaller side annexes connected by a vaulted arch, it is exceptional for its complicated and beautiful exterifrieze, composed of more than fifteen thousand individual pieces of stone.. The patterns mirror those in the Nunnery and also include repeated Chac masks.

Canon EOS 10D ,Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG ASP
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Guest 09-Oct-2003 23:55
I agree! Awesome photograph!
Keith Thomson09-Oct-2003 23:13
Wowsers, now this is one striking image!!
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