Photographer's Note

The Temple of the Warriors is located at the southeast corner of the Temple of the Painted Niches. It consists of a foundation plus two levels. There are three entrances accessed by a staircase with panels to the side and topped with a serpent head. Backing the Temple, and facing the plaza to the west, is the Shrine of the Snake.

All of the structures at Mayapán are close to each other. It was a walled town reaching a population of 15,000. There was no evident urban planning. Something was put up as, where and when needed. I have read that there were 12 gates in the town's walls, 7 of which were major with vaulted entrances. I saw no indication of this when there, but I am sure it could have been from a lack of sufficient effort. The wall was intended for defensive purposes.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 915] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-17
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-16 3:59
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