We took a local bus from Merida to Uxmal (An Unesco World Heritage Site).  After visiting Chichen Itza, we didn’t know what to expect.

We were amazed.  The grand temple in front was every bit as spectacular as El Castillo. Unlike El Castilo, the edges of this temple were rounded and ovular.  It was a unique look.   Built well after Chichen Itza and Tikal, many buildings in this complex had ornate constructions.

Uxmal’s Magician Temple

Although climbing on the Temple of the Magician is forbidden, we climbed up the great pyramid to take in the vista.  Those stairs were steep, especially while carrying Alyssa. We walked through the ball court looked at the carvings on the Governor’s palace.  Alyssa laid on the lawn and sat on the lawn of the governor’s palace.

I purchased a book from a local argument that documented the iconography on the buildings.  Interestingly, it argued that many of the patterns followed the life cycle of the rattlesnake.

Early Civilization Timeline

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