Photographer's Note

It was a walk of about 40 metres along the sacbé 2 and following the northern margin of the Central Plaza. As was usually the case, the Central Plaza served a primarily ceremonial function. In the photograph, the short structure to the left has been given 39 as an identifier - its construction dates from the Post Classic, i.e. 1000 - 1200CE. Rising above it and to the right, the pyramid structure has been assigned the number 36. A sacbé leads north from here, additionally, to the entrance plaza and site museum. For many of the structures at Dzibilchaltun (and later Mayapan), there are no plaques, descriptions, nor guide materials to indicate what you are seeing and its function. Just look, and click! The foreground platform may have been used for dance performances.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 914] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-18
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-05-11 4:20
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