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Kabah (Kaba) - Mayan ruins in Yucatan, Mexico: the address on the map PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:02

Kabah (Kaba) - (Kabaah, Kahbah) - is the archaeological site of the Maya civilization, located in the southeast State of Yucatan in Mexico, 18 kilometers of the city of Uxmal and 140 km south of the city Merida. According to archaeologists, the word Kabah (Kaba) at the ancient Mayan language means "strong hand" - in ancient times it was the largest center of the Maya on the Yucatan peninsula, still retained paved with stones road of 5 meters wide, which connects the Uxmal with Kabah. According to archaeologists, the majority of survived of the present architecture of Kabah were built from 7th to 9th century AD, but yet unknown reasons- the city was abandoned by all the inhabitants for several centuries before the Spanish conquest of Yucatan. The most famous building of Kabah is the a "Palace of Masks" (Codz Poop), which is decorated with hundreds of stone masks of Chaak - the God of Rain, that is generally uncharacteristic for local architectural styles. Also in Kabah are located a several other palaces, stone buildings and stepped pyramidal temples, which were made in the Puuc and Chenes architectural styles, with a lot of images, depicting the rulers of the city and a military scenes. Kabah archaeological complex was declared as a national park of State of Yucatan, Mexico in 1993 and currently it is a known tourist attraction. Get to the Kabah (Kaba) can using the map, which shown at the top of this article - simply show it to taxi driver.


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