UXMAL: THE CARVINGS

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Map of Uxmal’s Carvings

1. Monstermouths

Temple entrances in the form of giant monster-like faces, such as on the House of the Dwarf at the Pyramid of the Magician, made a striking connection between the temple and the gods of the earth.

2. Nunnery: Vision Serpents

The patterns on the East Building are Vision Serpents, conduits between men and the “Otherworld.”

3. Nunnery: Serpent Heads

The huge feathered snakes winding around the West Building are probably Vision Serpents. Human faces emerge from their jaws.

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