Chichen Itza

El Caracol

The Maya Arch

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On the main face of the structure, an underpass has been reconstructed. This is a good example of the typical "Maya arch," which is not an arch at all.

Other examples of the Maya arch can be found at:

~Uxmal>The Nunnery
~Uxmal>The Pigeon's Quadrangle

-- Chris Reeves