Structure II [February 18, 1997]
"From its inception, public architecture is implicitly burdened with an ideological sense through which power structures represent magic-religious concepts and myths. In the Maya vision of the cosmos, since the Preclassic period, plazas were viewed as the Primordial Sea, and large platforms as Mountains of Creation at the foot of which were erected stelae symbolizing Sacred Trees."
Ramón Carrasco V., "The Metropolis of Calakmul, Campeche," in Maya. Rizzoli: NY (1998)