Labna is one of a series of former Maya settlements in Mexico’s Yucatan region and part of what is known as the Puuc Trail.
Like the city of Uxmal, with which it is linked, Labna’s structures, such as its palace and its archway, are beautifully ornate, with much of its decorative carving still in excellent condition. Of particular note are some of the masks of Chaac, the rain god. However, unlike its counterpart, Labna is quite small and receives far fewer visitors than the nearby Uxmal.
It is believed that around 3000 Maya lived here at the city’s peak (around the 9th century): the landscape is relatively arid and so water was collected in chultunes (cisterns), many of which are still visible today.
Dzibilchaltun in Mexico is an archaeological site housing the ruins of a Maya settlement.
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