The Palace of the Grecas, and War occupies Levels 3 and 4 on the eastern portion of the Acropolis, forming the core of Toniná throughout the heart of the Classic Era. This photograph starts with the façade on level three, about 21 metres in width and 7 metres in height. The term "Grecas" references the Greek in style step-and-fret motifs and extend outwards, and actually serve as steps that lead to a narrow platform above. Pillars that show above the façade are based on level four and served both administrative and residential functions. The "X" shape of the frets may have referred to Kukulkan - the Feathered Serpent, or the Sacred Mountain. The palace structures continue to the right and will appear in separate uploads.
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photoray (12197) 2014-08-30 8:18
Very provocative view of the Mayan Palace of the Grecas, the design details and immense size of the architecture is impressive, especially for the steep steps ziggurat pattern and also representing the feathered serpent.
Thanks for sharing,