HISTORY OF MESO-AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE
: Edzna, Campeche, Yucatan, Mexico; Late Classic; A.D.7-10c
- Five-storied building. Late Classic.
- The base is 60m square and 1.6m height. The height of the pyramid is 31m.
- left : The detail of the column on the 4th story.
- A very rare feature in Maya architecture appears here.
The short column , with pronounced entasis, provided with a quadrangular capital and designed essentially to emphasize the apertures of one of the facade.
This kind of columns are found in the Palade of Sayil, Yucatan.
Photo: Kohichi Hotta
[No.1]Five-storied building, Temple of the moon
[No.2]Five-storied building, Detail
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