Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
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Architecture, Restoration and Imaging of Maya Cities
Uxmal (Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia - INAH)(spanish only)

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1996
Size of heritage:

Coordinates:
Longitude: -88,230°
Latitude: 20,362°

About

The Mayan town of Uxmal, in Yucatán, was founded c. A.D. 700 and had some 25,000 inhabitants. The layout of the buildings, which date from between 700 and 1000, reveals a knowledge of astronomy. The Pyramid of the Soothsayer, as the Spaniards called it, dominates the ceremonial centre, which has well-designed buildings decorated with a profusion of symbolic motifs and sculptures depicting Chaac, the god of rain. The ceremonial sites of Uxmal, Kabah, Labna and Sayil are considered the high points of Mayan art and architecture.


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