Uxmal | The Governor’s Palace, Great Pyramid & the Sacred Centre of the Maya pt2 | Megalithomania

Join us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/megalithomania. Watch part 1: https://youtu.be/oHenvI1jTkE. Part 2 of an exploration of Uxmal Maya Site that has Toltec influences, in the Yucatan of Mexico. We visit the Ball Court, the House of the Turtles, the Great Pyramid and the Governor’s Palace which rivals the Pyramid of the Magician as the masterpiece of Uxmal. It is an imposing three-level edifice with a 320 ft long mosaic facade, built in the 9th and 10th centuries AD. The building is oriented to another pyramid nearly 3 miles to the southeast. From there, Venus is observed as the ‘evening star,’ and when reaching its maximum northerly extremes, would have set behind the northern edge of the Governor’s Palace. Kukulkan (Plumed Serpent/Quetzalcoatl) is heavily depicted who represented Venus (amongst other things). We also look at further geodetic and megalithic elements below it where a large monolith may have been seen as the sacred centre or omphalos of the entire site, that could have been there before the Maya built the main site. It is thought to represent the Central Tree (Axis Mundi), the Ya’axche Cab, which is mentioned in the mythology of the Maya.

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