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Uxmal (Archaeology)

 

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Uxmal, declared a World Heritage site, it is one of the best restored and maintained ruins in the Yucatan. Its architecture, is characterized by low horizontal palaces set around courtyards, decorated with rich sculptural elements and details. It thrived between the 7th and 10th century A.D. The most impressive structure and the tallest at 100 feet, is the House of the Magician its western stairway faces the setting sun at summer solstice. The Nunnery, the Governor's Palace, the House of Turtles, the Dovecote, a building with many separate chambers, the House of the Old Woman, and more. Uxmal also has a large ballcourt, enclosing a playing field that is 110 feet long and 32 feet wide.

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