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The Market encloses the Plaza of the Thousand Columns across its south side. It is a complex with an access portico positioned across a wide staircase, plus a square interior patio bordered by narrow columns and galleries. Here Maya architects made significant construction advances as they achieved wider vaulting and taller columns. Both columns and footways have reliefs; and next to the access is an altar decorated with human figures and serpents. It served not as a market but more a private palace reserved for warrior lineages or clans. It dates from 900 - 1200 CE. This view is from the northeast.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-11-23
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2015-08-25 3:57
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