The Nunnery
Uxmal; Yucatan, Mexico
March 1973

The Nunnery

Two cultures must have cohabitated in the quadrangle with the Megan culture predominating. The Mayan world, aroused from a long torpor, resumed the religious and artistic activities that were typical of it, while fitting into the scheme of the Soltecs. The nunnery dates from about A.D. 900, however, scholars know nothing of the function of this complex.

The Spaniards gave the name Nunnery to this group of buildings because the many rooms reminded them of the convent cells in Spain.

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