We’re just back from a New Year trip to Mexico where, among other things, we visited the wonderful Mayan ruins at Uxmal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) about an hour south of the city of Merida on the Yucatan peninsula. This image shows the main pyramid at the site in the background.
At its peak between 600AD and 900AD, Uxmal was a city housing around 20,000 people. The main pyramid, the Pyramid of the Magician, was built on top of previous structures and the name “Uxmal” actually means “thrice-built”.
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