The jaguar throne

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.

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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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