Uxmal is a Maya city from the classical period. Uxmal is located in the Yucatán region, in Mexico. It is believed that Uxmal was founded in 500 AD.

Why it is special: The buildings in Uxmal are one of the best preserved of the Maya sites. Uxmal means, ‘Three times built’, which is assumed to be a reference to the number of times the city was rebuilt. The architecture is specific to the Riley Kand Puuc style, consisting of low smooth walls and ornate friezes. Most of the construction, viz. the Governor’s Palace, the Pyramid of the Magician, a ball court and several other buildings, were set in well-cut stones with a concrete core.

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