Labna      

Kabah

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Labna

Caves of Loltun


   Labna is located 18 miles from Uxmal and, like its neighbor Kabah, is built in the Classic Puuc style. Labna dates between 600-900 A.D.

   Labna means "old house" in Mayan.  The Palace at Labna has as very distinguishing features human heads emerging from a serpent. Images of serpents are ubiquitous throughout the Maya world and symbolize birth, change, and crawling though time.

   Throughout the site are well-preserved remains of the sacbe - or white stone elevated "roadways" that connected the major Mayan sites.

The Arch El Mirador The Palace Labna Map

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Interesting web site with maps and photos

Click on the map to see details

     The Palace

   Every site has a "palace", doesn't it?

   Constructed in the classic Puuc style, it consisted of vaulted rooms over at least two levels, with stone columns (meant to represent petrified trees) and Chaak masks throughout

 
   
 
Palace
The Palace
Palace
Palace Chaac
The Palace A huge Chaac mask from the Palace
Sacbe
Travelling along the sacbe away from the Palace, with El Mirador on the left and the famous arch on the right
El Mirador El Mirador
El Mirador (the lookout) The niches in the roof comb are believed to have held statues or carvings
   The Arch
Arch Chris
   Measuring about 42 feet wide and standing 20 feet high, the arch shows one of the definitive architectural "fingerprints" of this people... namely the Mayan or Corbelled Archway. The arch once served as the entrance to the city and has a small room on one side where a guard on sentry might find shelter from the elements.
Arch Arch
The Arch West side of the arch
 
 

 

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