Sayil Mayan Ruins Yucatan Mexico

Photography by Bill and Dorothy Bell

Sayil Mayan Ruins Yucatan Mexico Photography by Bill and Dorothy BellSayil is a Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatán, in the southwest of the state, south of Uxmal. It is incorporated together with Uxmal as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

During the Late Classic era, the city had an estimated 9000 inhabitants.[citation needed] A population estimate of 5415 to 10830 was put forward by Patricia McAnany in 1990, using chultun-based estimates.Sayil Mayan Ruins Yucatan Mexico Photography by Bill and Dorothy Bell

El Palacio (670-1000 AD) is, with its 85 meter long facade and three stories, the largest building in Sayil. The palace was built in various phases; wings were added and platforms were designed, which were filled with stones and mortar to increase stability.

There is also a observatory ("El Mirador") and a stela. Puuc-style columns are a recurring motif at the site.

The site is managed by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), and is open to visitors.
 

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