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Uxmal

[oos-mahl] /usˈmɑl/
noun
1.
an ancient ruined city in SE Mexico, in Yucatán: a center of later Mayan civilization.
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  • I wanted to see the magnificent ruins of Uxmal and Ake and Labna.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • The whole country to the south of Uxmal is covered with ruins.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • In all the buildings at Uxmal the part above the cornice only was ornamented.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • They worked stone to better advantage at Kabah than at Uxmal.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Two of the rooms in the Governor's House at Uxmal are sixty feet long.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Stephens found one of these animal couches at Uxmal, but on this there was no figure.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • About this time also the city of Uxmal seems to have been founded.

  • These destroyed Chichen, and established their capital at Uxmal.

    Vestiges of the Mayas Augustus Le Plongeon
  • They are in one of the yard of the principal house at the Hacienda of Uxmal.

    Vestiges of the Mayas Augustus Le Plongeon
  • He found a similarly shaped stone in connection with other buildings at Uxmal, and at other places in Yucatan.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for Uxmal

Uxmal

/Spanish uzˈmal/
noun
1.
an ancient ruined city in SE Mexico, in Yucatán: capital of the later Maya empire
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