Ek Balam Acropolis decorations
Carved decorations on the exterior of the Tomb of Ukit Kan Le'k Tok' on top of the Acropolis on the northern side of the Ek'Balam archeological site on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. At the bottom of frame are some of the carved jaguar teeth protecting the doorway. It was once a thriving city of Maya Civilization dating to the Late Classic period. It is 30km north of Valladolid and is named for "Black Jaguar" a distinctive motif throughout the site.
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Black Jaguar Ek Balam Ek'Balam Maya Maya civilization Mayan Mayan Riviera Mesoamerican Mexican Mexico Ukit Kan Le'k Tok' Yucatan Yucatan Peninsula ancient ancient civilization archaeology archeological art artistic carvings clay crypt decoration historic jaguar teeth pre-Colombian ruins sculpture statue stone symbolism tomb