Ek' Balam Mayan Carvings
Ornate carvings on the exterior of the Tomb of Ukit Kan Le'k Tok' at the ancient Mayan ruins at Ek'Balam, near Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico. The jaguar is a recurring motif, as evidenced by the large stone teeth designed to create the impression of a giant jaguar's mouth. Ek' Balam means "dark jaguar."
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