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Uxmal is about 80 km south of the city of Merida in the Mexican state of Yucatan. It is an ancient settlement of the Maya people, founded around 500 and aandoned sometime in the 13th century CE.

While conservation efforts have been ongoing, there is still a lot more in terms of excavations and exploration which could have shed greater light on the size, purpose and meaning of the location. It is estimated that Uxmal was home to some 25000 people at its peak.

There are many interesting and exctiting locations that can be explored in Uxmal including a governor palace, a large pyramid (called the pyramid of the magician) and a large ballcourt.

There are also many hieroglyphic stelae featuring inscriptions scattered across the site.

Photos from Wikipedia.

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