The Maya "Alamo" Structure at San Gervasio

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 15 March 2018

This temple was originally roofed although part of its vaulting, shaped like an inverted staircase, can still be seen on its southern side. There was once an altar within, where offerings were placed in Pre-Columbian times. The building was completely stuccoed and the inner walls were decorated with bands, spirals, and red-colored handprints. This structure is located on the Mexican island of Cozumel at the Maya archaeological site at San Gervasio. It dates from the Post Classic Period (c. 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). The Maya "Alamo" Structure at San Gervasio. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8329/the-maya-alamo-structure-at-san-gervasio/

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Wiener, James Blake. "The Maya "Alamo" Structure at San Gervasio." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 15, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8329/the-maya-alamo-structure-at-san-gervasio/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "The Maya "Alamo" Structure at San Gervasio." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Mar 2018. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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