Uxmal Archaeological Site: A Maya Beauty in the Yucatan, Mexico

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Uxmal is considered one of the most beautifully designed cities in the Maya world, located 70 miles west of Chichén Itzá (and only an hour’s drive from Mérida). Its name means “Built three times,” and it was indeed destroyed and rebuilt at least that many times. Rich soils in the region allowed for large populations to thrive at Uxmal, whose highest glory was in the Late Classic (a.d. 875-900) before the Toltec overran it around a.d. 1000. I got to visit one fine, hot morning in June, 2011. Here are some photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tranquilo/sets/72157626921000751/

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