The figures along the were most likely ancestors of the leader found buried within and exhibit recognizable birth defects attributed to inbreeding.
Temple facade wants to NOMS you. Figures hold the eyes of the God open so that it will be ever vigilant. There are both animal and human teeth in this toothy snarl.
Well worth the climb up the pyramid... Do not miss seeing this in person when visiting Ek Balam.
The wind was cool and refreshing up here and something in the distance was burning. You could see all the Ek Balam from up here. A Mayan could see their entire world from the tops of these pyramids.
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This concludes all of the ruins that we visited in the Yucatan. While I would not miss seeing any of them or returning to any of them... Uxmal was my favorite over all. There were the fewest tourists and vendors and the most isolated as well as it having the most unexpected treats in the best condition. When visiting, be sure to go to all of these sites... but Uxmal is not to be missed.
That is all for an very Yucatan filled week on the blog, see you back here on Monday! Until then...
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