Central plaza with Kinich Kak Mo in the distance

Izamal

July 1997

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Stephens' & Catherwood's arrival in Izamal coincided with the celebration of a fiesta.

"Amid this gay scene the eye turned involuntarily to immense mounds rising grandly above the tops of the houses, from which the whole city had been built, without seeming to diminish their colossal proportions, proclaiming the power of those who reared them, and destined apparently to stand when the feebler structures of their more civilized conquerors shall have crumbled into dust."

Stephens, p. 313