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Skip to main content. There are eight major archaeological sites open to the public, as well as many unexcavated sites and contemporary Maya towns and villages. The principal archaeological site is Uxmal, which is surrounded by seven other sites: In ancient times, these cities were connected by roads called “sac be’o’ob” pucu Yucatec Mayan.

Uxmal and Puuc

The decorative style reflects a common worship of Chac. From to CE this region thrived with a large population of Maya people. It is estimated that there were 25, people in the city of Uxmal alone. Today, their descendants live and work in this culturally-rich agricultural region.


Aerial view of Uxmal. The central part of the ancient city is a combination of pyramids, quadrangles, plazas, palace structures, and a ball court.


Uxmal was built over several hundred years during the period of its greatest prosperity beginning in CE. The Pyramid of the Soothsayer pucu in the background, as seen through a corbel arch. Rising over feet 32 meters high, it is the tallest manmade structure in the Puuc region.

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It represents three cosmic levels that link the sky, the Earth, and the Underworld and creates an explicit relationship between the gods, the ancestors, and humans. On the day of the zenith passage of the Sun, the Sun rises in alignment with the middle of the eastern side of the Quadrangle of the Nuns.


Careful and precise observations of the zenith passage of the Sun allowed the ancient Maya to calculate the rstilo of the solar year. The mesoamerican ballgame was played by teams of men wearing protective gear around their waist and hips — the site of impact for the dense rubber ball.

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This ballcourt hoop at Uxmal has hieroglyphs with the calendar date CE. It is known that this court was in use for years. The Palace of the Governor was built from to CE. The building has astronomical significance, with both solar and Venus alignments.


The width of the building spans the path of the Sun on the horizon from the winter to the summer solstice. Pyramid at the Oxkintok Archaeological Site in the Puuc region. This city, also known as Tzat Tun Tzat the labyrinthhas hieroglyphs with Calendar dates ranging from to CE. More than three hundred Chac masks decorate this temple in the Kabah Archaeological Site. This city is connected to Uxmal by a sac be’ that is 11 miles 18 kilometers long.

The site hosted up to 17, inhabitants. Palace structure at the Xlapac Archaeological Site in the Puuc region. Xlapac means “Old Walls” in Yucatec Mayan. This building shows the mosaic style of Maya architecture with stones fitting seamlessly together. Caves have important significance to the Maya, who believe they are portals to the Underworld. At this site, archaeologists found several conch and shell objects with carved Maya calendar symbols.