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El palacio del Gobernador

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Home the Uxmal king


This beautiful building is located in Uxmal (ancient Mayan city and one of the most important with amazing archaeological Mayan culture). To this day it is said that it was occupied by the king of Uxmal before the Soothsayer built his palace. There was a chronicler, Fray Alonso Ponce who in 1558 said it was a building of rare magnificence and grandeur. One of the things I was told about this palace is that, although it seems divided into 3 separate parts, it is considered to be one. It no less than 98 m long and about 12 m wide and 8.5 m high. Where is its name from? Well, in the building's structure there's an incredible frieze (made with masks of the god Chaac) and sculptures with a central figure symbolizing a sovereign plume resting on a throne with a serpent's body and a design with 7 belts and serpentine heads (two-headed snakes).

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