Photographer's Note

This is the South Palace of the Quadrangle, and through this archway the majority of visitors commence their tour of the complex. The space is not only about the palaces themselves, and their decoration, and their art, it is about the Maya who decided to create a social organization that would build the religious and administrative centres they thought would satisfy collective needs; in turn setting goals, and objectives, and then mobilizing the human and physical resources to achieve them. By the year 1000 CE, the vast majority of Uxmal's population had started to move on. The inequality generated in the process of city-building, through creation of a class structure, was ultimately unacceptable. In visiting sites like Uxmal, I always place feeling ahead of seeing. The view in the photograph through the arch is to the south - Palace of the Governor, House of the Turtles, and the Ball Court.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 914] (1950)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-14
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-31 4:24
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