Tulum is one of the most attractive Mayan cities, both because of its natural environment and because of the human scale of its buildings, some of which still conserve remains of paintings and frescoes.
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Index

4   | The Maya culture

9   | Chronological table

12 | Tulum through time

16 | Map of Tulum

18 | Monuments and Art of Tulum

20 | The Great Wall

21 | Watchtower

22 | House of the Cenote

23 | House of the Northwest

24 | Shrines

25 | Temple of the Wind

26 | House of the Halach Uinic

28 | House of the Columns

30 | Temple of the Frescoes

31 | Mural of the Temple of the Frescoes

32 | Façade of the Temple of the Frescoes

32 | Corner of the Temple of the Frescoes

33 | House of the Chultun

34 | The Tulum cove and Maya trade

37 | Buildings of the inner Precinct

38 | The Castle

40 | Upper Temple of the Castle

40 | Corner of the Temple of the Castle

41 | Temple of the Initial Series

42 | Temple of the Descending God

44 |  Shrines facing the Caribbean Sea

45 | Temple of the Sea

46 | Temple of the Nauyaca

Author

Luis Alberto Martos

Photos by:

Giovanni Dagli Orti


42 Photos-Illustrations
48 Pages
Softcover
22 x 12.5 cm – 8.66 x 4.92 in
ISBN 978 970 9019 39 1


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Contents

Tulum is a beautiful pre-Hispanic city on the east coast of the Yucatán peninsula rising on the sea shore.

Built on a limestone cliff, its main buildings dominate the crystalline turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

The site arose and developed strongly between the years 1200 and 1550 A.D. in the period known as the Late Post-Classic.

A sea port of eastern Yucatán during the Mayan epoch, the city reached its apogee after the fall of Mayapán around the year 1400 A.D.

Tulum is one of the most attractive Mayan cities, both because of its natural environment and because of the human scale of its buildings, some of which still conserve remains of paintings and frescoes.

This guide, which includes an extensive historical introduction to Mayan culture and Tulum, provides a detailed description of each monument supported by numerous color photographs and complemented with drawings, maps and plans.

Did you know that the walled city of Tulum was first seen by Spanish soldiers from Juan de Grijalva’s expedition in 1518.

“…near sundown, we saw far away a village or town so big that the city of Seville could not seem bigger or smaller: and in it could be seen a very large tower…” Those were the words of Juan Díaz sailing along the east coast of Quintana Roo as he admired the ceremonial buildings of the ancient city that appeared to him on a prominent cliff facing the Caribbean Sea.

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