Friday, February 26, 2016

MEXICO - Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal

"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." -

Postcard 1

"I can still remember the hot weather and
lots of iguanas sleeping on top of the beautiful pyramids
when I visited the place..." shares Layla.
Thank you so much for this great card, Layla!

Postcard 2

Another surprise postcard from Jean Pierre!
This time, from Mexico, one of the few countries which holds many UNESCO Sites!
Thank you so much, JP for always sending me great great postcards during your trips!

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