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Mayan Ruins

Chacmultun Mayan Ruins

Chacmultun Mayan Ruins. Chacmultún means “piles made of red stone” in the Mayan language applies specifically to the group of buildings in the northwest part of the site. His name was expanded to include the entire ruin.

The ruins were discovered in 1970 by Austrian explorer Toebert Maler.

The real name is unknown but the name was coined Chacmultún because of the color of the stones that line the walls, this hue is a result of microorganisms that inhabit the place and whose particles, in contact with water and air, redden the stone. This archaeological zone is located south of Yucatan, between peoples and Kantemir Tekax, just 10 kilometers from Tekax.

This large site, your heart or nuclear part covers approximately one square kilometer, there are three main groups of buildings: Chacmultún, Cabalpak (also known as “Kabalpak” and means “low terrace), X’ethpool (meaning” severed head ” ) and the center. Building the first three groups over the small hills that are a feature of the region.

Most of its buildings were built on foundations of up to 8 m. high, which gives an image of supremacy and power.

Chacmultún is an interesting area, which offers a collection unlike anything seen before in pre-Hispanic Mayan cities, particularly the reddish hue of the stone. That is why columns, friezes, lintels and other decorative elements for facades and walls take on an additional attraction.
Inside some buildings you can see pre-Hispanic murals with various motifs and characters that are now being studied by the experts.

The first group of ruins, is built on a polygonal platform of nearly 1,200 square meters where you can see at least five temples still standing, a chultun or well where the Maya stored rainwater and some monuments near the center of the platform . The area is impressive that almost the entire platform is covered with flat stones, one can see that was built with detail and luxury or time may have sseemed a city completely apredrada.

The facades of the buildings Maya have some resemblance to those found in the Nunnery Quadrangle at Uxmal, but in Chacmutún type columns dominated the decor. The facade of one of the main temples, like Uxmal are in niches in the shape of houses which are currently empty.

In the archaeological zone is a ball game area small, the size of the ball field is just 25 m away and the temples that occupied Mayan priests are completely destroyed.

His schedule entry is matched with other archaeological sites in the region of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm, tickets are not accepted after hours, schedules for infringement is a federal crime and that all archaeological sites are supposed are federal zone.

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