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.