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Location of Yucatan map.

 

Map of the Yucatan peninsula 1910s.

Map of the Yucatán Peninsula, c. 1910

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Yucatán /

Yucatán Peninsula

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Yucatan coat of arms.

 

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Spaniards and Maya Along the Coast of Yucatán

"When the Spaniards discovered this land, they asked the Indian chief . . . 'what do you call it?' The Indians, who did not understand, said uic athan, which means: 'what are you saying? . . . we do not understand you.' And then the Spaniard said, 'they call it Yucatan. . . . '"

(A. de Ciudad Real, Tratado Crioso y Docto de las Grandezas de la Nueva España, UNAM, 1993 [1586]: II: 320)

quoted in Ancient Mexico & Central America, Susan Toby Evans
(Thames & Hudson, 2008, p. 515)

 

Map of archaeological sites in Yucatan.

archaeology sites: mayaruins.com -- Barbara McKenzie

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