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Mexico-6312 - The Nunnery (large is better)

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The Nunnery Quadrangle was given its name by the 16th-century Spanish historian Fray Diego López de Cogullado because it reminded him of a Spanish convent. It is not know who would have lived in the 74 rooms. The rooms have no interior decoration and have mostly been taken over by swallows.


The North Structure of the Nunnery, seen here, is some 82 meters long and has a complex arrangement of geometric elements, mask panels, and figural motifs adorning its façade. The exact meanings are elusive, but the images generally concern themes connected with the supernatural legitimization of dynastic authority and the display of captives taken in battle.

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Taken on May 5, 2010