The construction of such buildings as the palace at Uxmal and the castillo at Chichen (Chichenitza) indicates a mastery in architectural design.
At Uxmal the mass of masonry is to chamber space about as forty to one.
The remarkable ruins of Palenque, Uxmal, Chichenitza, Lorillard, Ixinche, Tikal, Copan and Quirigua, with their carved stonework and astonishing architectural conceptions, show that they had attained a high degree of civilization.
Thus at Uxmal there stands on a terraced mound the long narrow building known as the governor's house (Casa del Gobernador), 322 ft.
UXMAL, a deserted city of the Mayas in the state of Yucatan, Mexico, 20 m.
Uxmal is the largest and most important of the deserted cities of Yucatan, and shows some of the finest specimens of Maya architecture.
Uxmal was inhabited for some time after the Spanish conquest, but perhaps only by a remnant of a population once much larger.
The projecting snouts in the line of masks forming the upper part of this zone are a peculiar feature of Uxmal ornamentation.
The west front is filled with remarkable figures and designs, including the lattice work common in Uxmal.