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This is the frontal view of the Codz Poop's west fašade from near the edge of the platform. Four of, the most southerly, doorways appear, but there is no decoration for the frieze. In the foreground, to the left, sits the altar of the glyphs, some 21' (6.5 metres) square. Few of these glyphs have been interpreted, and they were added only after the stones were in place. To the right is the chultun, in working order, dedicated to, you guessed it, the god Chaac.

John Lloyd Stephens, speaking specifically of the Codz Poop, observed,

"The ornaments are of the same character with those at Uxmal, alike complicated and incomprehensible, and from the fact that every part of the fašade was ornamented with sculpture, even to the portion now buried under the lower cornice, the whole must have represented a greater appearance of richness than any building at Uxmal."

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Volume 1,
1842 - 1843 CE.

I am certain that he and Tatiana would have had a spirited discussion on the Codz Poop, had they ever met.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 505] (1561)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-15
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-03-21 4:16
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