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Plataforma de los Cuchillos (Platform of the Knives)

Edzná

A good example of Puuc architecture (derived from the earliest style of construction known as Petén) of Edzná is the Plataforma de los Cuchillos (Platform of the Knives), located in the northern part of the archaeological site.

An offering of flint knives found in that place inspired the name by which this structure is currently known, which was accessed by stairways located on its four sides.

The building had 20 rooms, of which 12 had vaulted ceilings that have not been preserved and eight more were roofed with perishable materials.

On one side of the Plataforma de los Cuchillos (Platform of the Knives) is the Patio de los Embajadores (Ambassadors Courtyard), which received its name as a tribute to the ambassadors from different countries who have visited the archaeological site. This courtyard is delimited by several buildings located in an irregular way.

A good example of Puuc architecture (derived from the earliest style of construction known as Petén) of Edzná is the Plataforma de los Cuchillos (Platform of the Knives), located in the northern part of the archaeological site.

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An offering of flint knives found in that place inspired the name by which this structure is currently known, which was accessed by stairways located on its four sides.

The building had 20 rooms, of which 12 had vaulted ceilings that have not been preserved and eight more were roofed with perishable materials.

On one side of the Plataforma de los Cuchillos (Platform of the Knives) is the Patio de los Embajadores (Ambassadors Courtyard), which received its name as a tribute to the ambassadors from different countries who have visited the archaeological site. This courtyard is delimited by several buildings located in an irregular way.

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