Photographer's Note

This photograph, taken from the east, presents Structure CA3 - Pop Palace - located at the north end of the North Plaza, in the Ah Canul Group. Its name was bequeathed as the result of a painting on a floor depicting a palm mat design. To the Maya, a mat was a symbol of authority. The actual facade of CA3 looks to the north (as does CA2 and CA1) and had 4 rooms; 3 of these ran lengthwise and 1 was sideways. The Palace was among the earliest construction projects at Oxkintok, dating from the period 300 - 500 CE.

It was in the northern sierrita of the Yucatan Peninsula that Maya, who had emigrated from Chenes and Rio Bec in Campeche, founded urban centres that comprised a political, religious and military conurbation of great influence from the seventh through the ninth centuries CE. This region was called by the generic name - Puuc - and its capital gravitated from Oxkintok in the northwest to Uxmal around the 7th century. The region included other important sites; Kabah, Sayil, Xlapak, Labna, and Chacmultun. I shall be uploading photographs from all of these centres save for the last - Chacmultun. Frankly, I had never heard of it until after my return from Mexico.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 915] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-14
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/1300 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-12 4:24
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