The jaguar throne
This seat was built for other visiting rulers who came to speak to the mayan king of Uxmal. Although this pedestal seems rather significant, the platform is located in front of the king’s palace – an edifice that towers over this small slab. Again, the natural sound system comes into play with this area, and this was so that the king of Uxmal and the lesser ruler could speak from a distance of about 70-100 yards. Another cool fact; if the greenery was cleared from the area behind this seat, a setting sun would be seen as fitting right into the crook of the seat. Another testament to the cleverness of the mayan architecture and their use of astrological calculations.