Mayapan


Mayapan is a large, well excavated site with several large pyramids to climb, and very few people. We had the place to ourselves.
Here we saw the best examples of paint on the original actual stucco covering the stones, with much color still showing.
There is an underground cenote on the site. Many examples of statues moving into the Puuc style depicting Choc.
There was a building ont he site where they are restoring many of the carvings, stellae and statues.


Flat sided steps faced with rock Puuc style


Looking down into the plaza of columns


The main pyramid

 
Serpentine steps like Chichen Itza

 
Choc masks like Rio Bec


Colorful original stucco

 


 An observatory like Chichen Itza


The observatory from the cenote


The main pyramid

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