Quadrangle of the Birds Historical

Quadrangle of the Birds Historical (HM1XZ5)

Location: Uxmal, Yucatán 97884 Santa Elena Municipality
Country: Mexico

N 20° 21.63', W 89° 46.205'

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Cuadrángulo de los PájarosEste caudrángulo palaciego fue la sede de uno de los últimos gobernantes de Uxmal. Cada uno de los edificios consta de various recintos. En medio del patio se encuentra un altar de base cuadrada y una columna de piedra caliza de forma cilíndrica en el centro. La decoración de los edificios es variada y sobria: el edificio del oriente corresponde al Templo I del Adivino, que fue el primer palacio y tiene sendos mascarones de Chaac en la parte superior de la entrada; en tanto que el edificio norte presenta una fachada lisa, cuyo diseño cambió a través del tiempo. Al integrarse como residencia real el extremo poniente del mismo edificio funcionó como cocina real. A su vez, el edificio poniente presenta dos fases constructivas, la primera tuvo un friso decorado con columnillas y tamborcillos, posteriormente se le añadieron dos cuartos en cada costado cuyo arreglo los separa una bóveda que funciona como el acceso oficial al recinto. Los elementos decorativos que ostentan los frisos consisten en diseños que semejan un techo de plumas o palmas, y esculturas de aves empotradas de manera alternada. Este conjunto data de los siglos VIII a XI d.C. English:Quadrangle of the BirdsThis quadrangle palace was the seat of one of the last rulers of Uxmal. Each of the buildings consists
of several compounds. In the middle of the courtyard is an altar with a square base and a cylindrical limestone column in the center. The decor of the buildings is varied and sober; the building to the east corresponds to the Temple I of the Soothsayer which was the first palace and has two separate figureheads of the god at the top of the entrance, while the north building has a smooth façade the design of which has been changed over time. By becoming part of the royal residence, the west end of the same building functioned as a royal kitchen. In turn, the west building shows two construction phases, the first was a frieze decorated with columns and small drums, and later two rooms were added on each side, separated by a vault that serves as the official entrance to the site. The decorative elements on the frieze consist of designs that make it look like a roof of feathers or palms with sculptures of birds alternately recessed. This collection dates from eighth to eleventh century A.D.
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Date Added Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 210814 N 2253808
Decimal Degrees20.36050000, -89.77008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 21.63', W 89° 46.205'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 21' 37.8" N, 89° 46' 12.3" W
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Area Code(s)541
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Main St, Uxmal Yucatán 97884, MX
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