Maya Ossuary Structure at San Gervasio

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 15 March 2018
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This structure located at the Maya archaeological site of San Gervasio on the Mexican island of Cozumel was so named as numerous human remains were found inside during archaeological excavation. The temple no longer exists, but it originally had masonry walls and a roof. The ossuary was built during the Post Classic Period (1200-1650 CE).

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, March 15). Maya Ossuary Structure at San Gervasio. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8325/maya-ossuary-structure-at-san-gervasio/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Maya Ossuary Structure at San Gervasio." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 15, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8325/maya-ossuary-structure-at-san-gervasio/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Maya Ossuary Structure at San Gervasio." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Mar 2018. Web. 22 Oct 2021.