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Pyramid  of the Feathered Serpent, Xochicalco
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Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent, Xochicalco

A detail of the pyramid platform known as the 'Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent', Xochicalco, central Mexico. The four walls of the structure have relief carvings which include large feathered serpents and they form a four-sided open enclosure...
Ehecatl, God of the Winds
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Ehecatl, God of the Winds

A statue of Ehecatl, the Mesoamerican god of the Winds. The eyes are of obsidian and he wears his typical beaked mask. Aztec, Late Postclassic period. (National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City)
Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque
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Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque

The Temple of the Inscriptions at Palenque, Mexico. The pyramid was completed c. 682 CE and used as the tomb of the Maya king Kinich Janaab Pacal (r. 615-683 CE).
Tikal Main Plaza
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Tikal Main Plaza

The central plaza of Tikal, Guatemala. The Maya city flourished between 300 and 850 CE. On the left is the North Acropolis whilst on the right is Temple I, the tomb of Jasaw Chan K'awiil (r. 682-734 CE).
Ball Court, Copan
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Ball Court, Copan

The ball court of the Mayan city of Copan. The game was popular across Mesoamerica and the objective was to put a rubber ball through a hoop placed on the side walls.
Reconstruction of Nohoch Mul Pyramid
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Reconstruction of Nohoch Mul Pyramid

A digital reconstruction of Ixmoja, the tallest pyramid in the Nohoch Mul pyramid complex. From the Maya city of Coba, near modern day Tulum, Mexico. Made by NeoMam Studios and THISISRENDER in collaboration with Expedia. (Republished with...
Pyramid of the Magician, Uxmal
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Pyramid of the Magician, Uxmal

The Pyramid of the Magician, Uxmal, Mexico. The Maya temple was first built in the 6th century CE with additions made up to the 10th century CE.
Temple of the Vessels, Chacchoben
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Temple of the Vessels, Chacchoben

The Temple of the Vessels (Templo de Las Vasijas) at Maya city of Chacchoben, c. 700 CE. Bowls, pitchers, plates and other items used for religious rituals were kept here.
Tulum
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Tulum

The Temple of the Winds at the ancient Mesoamerican site of Tulum, Mexico.
Babylon
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Babylon

Babylon is the most famous city from ancient Mesopotamia whose ruins lie in modern-day Iraq 59 miles (94 kilometres) southwest of Baghdad. The name is thought to derive from bav-il or bav-ilim which, in the Akkadian language of the time...
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