Lessons from the past

Lessons from the past

This is a look at one of the sides of the plaza of the university in Uxmal. It is hypothesized that this location housed scholars that would study go on to fill higher positions within the mayan society. The plaza is designed so that the youngest scholars are at the lowest point (height-wise) and as you advance in your studies you move up around the plaza to higher and higher positions. The design of this plaza (and many of the structures within the mayan cities) is incredibly interesting. This area, just as the pyramid of the the sorcerer, was engineered to reflect sound as to naturally amplify the voice of a speaker anywhere in the plaza. In the center on the highest side lies a throne for the mayan king to meet other rulers from surrounding cities.


About bassist5656

Hi, I am just beginning a world adventure of my very own! My name is Tristan Davis Fralick and I am a nursing and social justice student from the central New York region. I really enjoy working with people and I have made it my goal to see as much of the world's cultures as possible to best understand and relate to the people that live all around us. In my free-time I enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, playing music, cooking, writing (obviously), and learning new things in any way that I can. This is a blog consisting of my travels past and present. I hope that you enjoy!

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