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The pyramids of Comalcalco
The pyramids of Comalcalco

Comalcalco is a city and a site of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization about 45 miles (60 km) northeast of Villahermosa in the mexican state of Tabasco. Translated to english the name means "In the house of the Comales". "Comal" means tortilla-pan. Image File history File links Comalcalco. ... Image File history File links Comalcalco. ... The term Pre-Columbian is used to refer to the cultures of the New World in the era before significant European influence. ... The Maya civilization is a historical Mesoamerican civilization, which extended throughout the northern Central American region which includes the present-day nations of Guatemala, Belize, western Honduras and El Salvador, as well as the southern Mexican states of Chiapas, Tabasco, and the Yucatán peninsula states of Quintana Roo, Campeche... Villahermosa (Beautiful Village in Spanish language) is the capital city of Tabasco, Mexico, and the municipal seat of Centro municipality. ... This article refers to Tabasco state; for the condiment see Tabasco sauce Other Mexican States Capital Villahermosa Other major cities List of municipalities Area 25,267 km² Ranked 24th Population (2000 census) 1,889,370 Ranked 20th Governor (2001-07) Manuel Andrade Díaz (PRI) Federal Deputies (6) PRI = 6...

Brick from Comalcalco ruins. The carved side of bricks was put facing inward, so it was not visible.
Brick from Comalcalco ruins. The carved side of bricks was put facing inward, so it was not visible.

At this place there is the western most temple site of the Maya culture. Due to regional lack of limestone, which was the usual construction material, these buildings were made from fired-clay bricks, held together by mortar made from oyster shells. Image File history File links Comalcalco_brick. ... Image File history File links Comalcalco_brick. ... The word Maya or maya can refer to: The Maya – a Native American people of southern Mexico and northern Central America the modern Maya people the pre-Columbian Maya civilization the Maya language Maya – a concept in Hindu/Vedic philosophy a state of misperception of reality the inherent force of... Limey shale overlaid by limestone. ... See also Wikimedia Commons has multimedia related to: Bricks Masonry Brickwork Ceramics Fire brick In role-playing games, a brick is a character whose main useful skill is being able to take a great deal of damage (usually physical damage) and act as a shield for weaker allies. ... Mortar has several meanings: A mortar is a military weapon into which is dropped a mortar shell, which is then fired in a high ballistic trajectory. ...


The buildings are mainly from the late classic between 700-900 CE. Many bricks are skillfully ornated with characters. The most important buildings are the northern plaza, and the two pyramids Gran Acropolis and Acropolis Este.


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Comalcalco, Tabasco, Mexico Tour Or Travel Pictures And Photos (684 words)
You will then enter Comalcalco, which is a busy agricultural center with an interesting market where you can buy wicker baskets, like those used to ferment cacao, and pichanchas (a gourd with multiple holes in it), used to extract flavor from fresh cacao beans for a refreshing drink.
The ruins of Comalcalco are about 3km (2 miles) on the same highway past the town; watch for signs to the turn-off on the right.
Comalcalco employed a similar fired brick technology, and Indic motifs seem to have been inscribed on some of the bricks.
Comalcalco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (156 words)
Comalcalco is a city about 45 miles (60 km) northeast of Villahermosa in the Mexican state of Tabasco.
The literal English translation of "Comalcalco" is "In the house of the comals".
Due to regional lack of limestone, the material normally used for temple construction, the city's buildings were made from fired-clay bricks held together with mortar made from oyster shells.
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