Yucatan - November 2008

The day after visiting Dzibilnocac and Edzna again, we drove on to visit Hochob again and then on to Sayil.  Sayil has an amazing palace, which the site is well known for.  It also has some smaller, lesser-known temples, like El Mirador, the Temple of the Hieroglyphic Doorjambs, and the South Palace.  I felt drawn to El Mirador  for most of my visit.  I chanted a lot in El Mirador  and left a crystal offering around the temple.  Sayil has a quiet low-key energy to it.

According to the INAH Sign at the site entrance, Sayil was one of the most densely populated Mayan cities of the Hill Region.  The residential area occupied an area of at least 3.5 square kilometers (2.2 square miles).  The population could have reached a maximum of 10,000 inhabitants in the residential area and 7,000 in the suburbs.  The Mayans occupied the city almost exclusively between 700 and 1000 A.D.  An internal system of Saq Beoob (white roads) 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) long defines the population center, which connected the North Palace with the major constructions such as the Stelae (not sure what INAH means or where they are), the Ball Court (not sure where it is), and the South Palace.

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Sunset on the North Palace at Sayil
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