Photo of House of the Pigeons, El Palomar, Uxmal, Puuc Hills, Mexico
House of the Pigeons, El Palomar, Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal,
Uxmal, Puuc Hills, Mexico
From: UNESCO http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/rss
The Mayan town of Uxmal, in Yucatan, 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 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.
House of the Pigeons (El Palomar), a palace structure built ca. AD 700-800. Remains of a roof comb (not very typical of the Puuc style) give a notably serrated or niche-like appearance which resembles that of pigeon houses or dovecotes.
Location of picture - Uxmal Puuc Hills Mexico
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