Uxmal, Pyramid of the Magician


Pyramid of the Magician, Temple I [February 15, 1997]

Diagram, Temple of the Magician construction phases

Temple 1 is almost completely covered by later construction. Originally its upper facade had sculptures representing human or deity heads emerging from serpent mouths. The misnamed Queen of Uxmal, which probably depicts a male ruler, is best known. It is now in the National Museum in Mexico city. A copy has been placed in the patio at the entrance to the site.