Uxmal, House of the Governor detail

Uxmal: Buried Chaac, House of the Governor [Jan 2, 2003]

Local guides point out these buried masks at the north corners of the Palace of the Governor as evidence of an intricate water collection system. The only source of water at Uxmal was rain, and therefore the rain god is featured over and over again, with obsessive passion. This mask, in the northeastern corner, is still fully intact, while the mask of the northwestern corner is only partly preserved.