The Acropolis in Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, Mexico

The largest structure in the ancient Mayan city of Kohunlich is called the Acropolis.  As in other buildings with residential funcions, stone beds can be seen with small cubbyholes beneath where the resident could store possessions.  The descriptive plaque near the Acropolis states:

This, the largest construction in Kohunlich, was originally a “C” shaped building.  Its most notable features are its eight meter high vaulted interiors and its false steps façade, which can be seen on the North and Eastern sides, built in the Río Bec style from Southern Campeche.  This building was later covered in its entirely by a huge platform upon which what seems to be a residential complex with restricted access was built.  Finally, during a later period, another residential building was added towards the South- West.  In its interior, some “Graffiti” can still be seen on its stuccoed walls.

The Acropolis

The Acropolis

SOURCE:  The Acropolis (Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 February 2012.

Bed in the Acropolis - 1

Bed in the Acropolis – 1

SOURCE:  Bed in the Acropolis – 1 (Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 February 2012.

Bed in the Acropolis - 2

Bed in the Acropolis – 2

SOURCE:  Bed in the Acropolis – 2 (Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 February 2012.

View of the Temple of the King from the Acropolis

View of the Temple of the King from the Acropolis

SOURCE:  View of the Temple of the King from the Acropolis (Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 February 2012.

Copyright © 2012 by Stephen J. Danko

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