June 27
Mesoamerica After the Fall of the Classic Cities

 

 

map of Mesoamerica

Map of Mesoamerica
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Painting in Structure A

Painting in Structure A, Cacaxtla. 700-900 AD.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Pyramid B

Pyramid B. Tula.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Atlantean columns

Atlantean columns from Pyramid B. Tula.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

Chacmool from the Palace at Tula

Chacmool fromt the Palace at Tula. Early Postclassic.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Map of Chichen Itza

Map of Chichen Itza
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Caracol

The Caracol. Chichen Itza.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

cutaway view of the Caracol

Cutaway view of the Caracol
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

The Castillo

The Castillo. Chichen Itza.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

Photo taken on the autumnal equinox, when seven serpent segments are illuminated along the main stairs

 

 

 

 

Chacmool from the Platform of the Eagles

Chacmool from the Platform of the Eagles. Chichen Itza.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Leiden Plate

The Leiden Plate. Tikal. Early Classic.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Ballcourt

Ballcourt at Chichen Itza
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

Ballcourt relief

Part of the Great Ballcourt relief. Chichen Itza.
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Map of Chichen Itza

Map of Chichen Itza
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

 

 

 

 

Purposes of Maya Blood Sacrifice:
to appease an angry god
to balance the forces of nature
to beseech a higher power
to divine the future

 

 

 

 

Maya sacrificial scene

Sacrificial scene. Maya. 850-1050 AD.
Romey, KristinM. "Watery Tombs." Archaeology. July/August 2005: 44.

 

 

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