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A Mayan pyramid with an inner tomb, also incorporating the use of the Mayan corbel arch.
About this creation
So, while I was living in Mexico, I used to highly enjoy going on what my dad and I called our Sacbe (Mayan term which means "white road", a Sacbe tended to connect one city to another in the pre-Columbian Yucatan peninsula), which was going to Mayan archaeological sites, climbing pyramids, etc. Unlike the pyramids by the Egyptians, the vast majority of the pyramids built by the Mayans did not serve as tombs, but rather as high temples for their gods. There were however, a couple of exceptions, where the pyramid served both as the burial place of a king and a temple for the gods above it. Such is the case of the tomb of king Pakal of Palenque. This model is somewhat inspired in the idea, though borrowing architectural design from the pyramids of Tikal, Guatemala.





Built circa 2004-2005.



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  August 12, 2012
Simple and effective, the interior adds more feeling to it, which is good - but how about making a whole pyramid with a part that comes off to reveal the interior? That adds a lot to interest and keeps people watching, becasue they never know what you are still hiding. That is an importaint tactic to keep people's attention, even if not helping to get the said property. But mayan pyramids have larger blocks and if you use tiles... There is an importaint thing to know - large scale is not always etter, but larger scale with the same relative amount of detail IS always better. Like comparing a detailed motorcycle to a diorama of a motorcycle show with very detailed motorcycles. I hope this helps...
 
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