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Codz Poop

Kabáh

The so-called Palacio de los Mascarones, whose name Codz Poop translates as “Rolled Petate” or “Royal Mat”, is the archaeological site most relevant building and is profusely adorned with Chaak representations, god of the rain that sported a characteristic rolled nose.

The Codz Poop facade is covered by some 260 deity mascarons carved in limestone, although archaeologists estimate that at the time some 446 faces covered the entire building. Each mascaron is shaped with 34 pieces that, when assembled, constitute one of the Mayan art most remarkable sculptural ensembles.

The 46 meters long structure has five enclosures, each with two rooms that constitute the widest covered spaces achieved by the Mayan vault system. Finally, a monumental cresting crowned the palace. It’s estimated it doubled the building height.

On the east Codz Poop facade, two alike life-size sculptures were found. They are known as the Atlanteans, one of which is preserved in the Museo Arqueológico de Yucatán (Archaeological Museum of Yucatán), in Mérida; and the other, in the Museo Nacional de Antropología de México (National Museum of Anthropology of Mexico), in country’s capital.
The so-called Palacio de los Mascarones, whose name Codz Poop translates as “Rolled Petate” or “Royal Mat”, is the archaeological site most relevant building and is profusely adorned with Chaak representations, god of the rain that sported a characteristic rolled nose.

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The Codz Poop facade is covered by some 260 deity mascarons carved in limestone, although archaeologists estimate that at the time some 446 faces covered the entire building. Each mascaron is shaped with 34 pieces that, when assembled, constitute one of the Mayan art most remarkable sculptural ensembles.

The 46 meters long structure has five enclosures, each with two rooms that constitute the widest covered spaces achieved by the Mayan vault system. Finally, a monumental cresting crowned the palace. It’s estimated it doubled the building height.

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