The Right Side of the Temple of the Masks in Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, Mexico

The shining star of the Mayan city of Kohunlich in Quintana Roo, Mexico is the Temple of the Masks.  The structure now visible was covered by later construction, leaving the masks in remarkable condition.  At least one of the stone masks in the Temple was looted, leaving five masks, three on the right side and two on the left.  The masks may represent Mayan gods, in particular the sun god, Kinich Ahau.  Some scholars believe that the masks may represent rulers of Kohunlich.

Right Side of the Temple of the Masks in Kohunlich

Right Side of the Temple of the Masks in Kohunlich

SOURCE:  Right Side of the Temple of the Masks in Kohunlich (Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 February 2012.

Kohunlich Mask - Bottom Right

Kohunlich Mask – Bottom Right

SOURCE:  Kohunlich Mask – Bottom Right (Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 February 2012.

Kohunlich Mask - Middle Right

Kohunlich Mask – Middle Right

SOURCE:  Kohunlich Mask – Middle Right (Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 February 2012.

Kohunlich Mask - Top Right

Kohunlich Mask – Top Right

SOURCE:  Kohunlich Mask – Top Right (Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 February 2012.

Copyright © 2012 by Stephen J. Danko

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One Response to The Right Side of the Temple of the Masks in Kohunlich, Quintana Roo, Mexico

  1. Jim Sanders says:

    Those are some cool looking masks. I remember going to a number of Mayan ruins when my wife and I were in Mexico many years ago. I found it fascinating.

    Regards, Jim
    Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

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