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Puuc style


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A florid style of architecture prevalent in, and named after, the Puuc region in the north‐central Maya area of Mexico. Puuc buildings have facings of thin squares of limestone veneer over a cement and rubble core. Key features include boot‐shaped vault stones, decorated cornices, round columns in doorways, engaged or half‐columns in long rows, and the use of stone mosaics on the upper façades of buildings. Uxmal has one of the best collections of Puuc architecture.

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