Ancient Maya Art-The Northern Area

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Northern area

Temple of the Seven Dolls at Dzibilchaltun, (state of Yucatán, Mexico). The temple got its name because of seven small effigies that were found at the site when the temple was discovered.

As for the northern Maya area, its cultural development took place in parallel and more or less simultaneously with that of the central area, although the original cultural stimulus came from it. Almost sharing the same cultural level, technical and scientific knowledge, and beliefs of the sister towns of the central area, the Maya of Yucatán developed different architectural styles, as expected in a environment geographically different from the jungle of the central zone. In the north of the Peninsula, rainfall is quite low, rivers and other surface waters are not as abundant, the mainly limestone soil with a low vegetation layer supports an even lower and sparse vegetation as it approaches the northern end…

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