Edzna A Day Trip Out Of Ticul
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March 1st, 2009 – by: geokid
The Great Plaza (518' x 324') of Edzna is spectacular with many reconstructed buildings surrounding it.
To the south is the small Acropolis (295' by 246') contains the Temple of the Stelae and the Temple of the Old Woman. A structure associated with the small Acropolis it known as the Temple of the Stone Masks. It has two giant stucco faces representing the god Kinich Ahau, the right mask he is an old man and the left mask he is a young man.
West of the Great Plaza and approached by a sacbe is the Nohol Na, a 389 feet long palace structure with an un-restored facade, and the Platform of the Knives, with an elite residence and possible ballcourt.
There are numerous outlying residential mound groups at Edzná. For the most part they are un-excavated and uncleared. These residential areas represent an important earlier component dating from the Late Pre-Classic.
Edzná has a longer history than most other Mayan sites. This long history is due to Edzna developing over two phases. The small agricultural village settled prior to 400 BC grew during the next five hundred years into an dominate urban center. A factor to Edzna long steady growth was the construction of a sophisticated system of reservoirs and canals to store rainwater. Edzna many have been politically linked with powerful city state of the Petén.
On my last visit the entry fee was about $2. Hours are 8:00AM-5:00PM
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