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The natural sink holes. One of the most impressive of these is the Cenote Sagrado, which was a place of pilgrimage for ancient Maya people who, according to ethno-historic sources, would conduct sacrifices during times of drought. Archaeological investigations support this as thousands of objects have been removed from the bottom of the cenote, including materials such as gold, carved jade, copal, pottery, flint, obsidian, shell, wood, rubber, cloth, as well as skeletons of children and men.
The building where was housed El Patio de las Pelotas, the courtyard where the Mayan elite used to play ball.
The tablet describes the details of the building where Mayans had their steam baths, with waiting rooms with heated stones.
The map of the ancient capital of Yucatan showing the layout of various monuments, temples and other buildings used for religious and social ceremonies.
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