Murals of Coba, Mexico


Mayan rituals and processions are depicted in this mural from Coba in Mexico.

Coba which means ” stirred up by the winds”, is quite different from other Mayan cities, with various settlements existing in one area. The white roads lead from each settlement to the main pyramid, Nohoch Mul.

Surrounded by jungle, Coba site is still largely unexcavated.  Coba  is an ancient Mayan city on the Yucatan Peninsula first settled by a sizable agricultural population between 50 BC and 100 AD.  It contains many engraved and sculpted stelae that document ceremonial life and important events of the Late Classic Period (AD 600–900) of the Meso American civilization. The peak of Coba’s monumental architecture took place in the middle and late Classic period, about 500 to 900 AD, with most of the dated hieroglyphic inscriptions from the 7th century . Coba remained an important site in the Post-Classic era and new temples were built and old ones kept in repair until at least the 14th century, possibly as late as the Spanish invasion.


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