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Photo of Palace of the Masks, Codz Po'op Palace, Kabah, Yucatan, Mexico


Photo of Palace of the Masks, Codz Po'op Palace at Kabah Mayan archaeological site, Yucatan, Mexico



A continuous series of Chac mask mosaics share round, interchangeable eyes, from the Late Classic Puuc style facade of the Codz Po'op at Kabah, Yucatn.



Late Classic buildings in the Puuc architectural style (Puuc is the word for "hill" in the Yucatec Mayan language.) Ancient Maya builders used mosaic elements of limestone masonry to create elaborate building facades, combining geometric repetition and symmetry with symbols including masks of Chacs or Mayan rain gods. This decorative style of AD 600-950, named for the hilly Puuc region along the Ticul fault line of northern Campeche and northwest Yucatan, is found between Edzna and Chichen Itza, centered around Uxmal and Labna.

Location of picture - Kabah Mayan archaeological site Yucatan Mexico

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