Maya architecture


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Maya architecture

The architecture of the Mayan people in Central America and Mexico from the 4th to the 15th cent., principally of pyramid temples with steep stairways.
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The site contains massive temple complexes, some of the largest Maya architecture ever constructed.
Bring home a view of Maya architecture with this intricate print of the Palacio de Palenque.
When tourists went, it was to contemplate the glories of postclassical Maya architecture at Palenque's well-manicured grounds or to brave the Lacandon rainforest's steaming heat and buzzing insects for a glimpse of mysteriously beautiful archeological sites of Yaxchilan or Bonampak.
Chase (1998), "The Architectural Context of Caches, Burials and Other Ritual Activities for the Classic Period Maya (as reflected at Caracol, Belize)", en Function and Meaning in Classic Maya Architecture, pp.
1998), "Dyanistic Architectural Programs: Intention and Design in Classic Maya Buildings at Copan and Other Sites", en Function and Meaning in Classic Maya Architecture, pp.
1998), Function and Meaning in Maya Architecture, Washington, D.
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4) The fore part of the elaborate headdress depicts architecture that is typical of later Maya architecture while the aft part is unclear but can be construed as mathematics.
The Olmec can also be considered as the originators of typical Maya architecture and city structure as indicated in the headdress of the La Venta sculpture of Kukulcan.
And the square panels with crossed members on the building pictured in the headdress of Kukulcan in the La Venta Olmec artifact are identical to many sculptured or built up facades in later Maya architecture in the Yucatan.