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The Dovecote in Uxmal is a building located next to the Great Pyramid towards the west that closes one side of a rectangular patio of 140m². Despite being half-destroyed, its peculiar formation is striking, this structure has a very remarkable tall crest resembling a Dovecote, hence its name.
The crests are made up of nine staggered triangular units that rest on a row of around 40 niche-like pillars. There are characters carved in the surface of the crest.
This cresting is known to be of a specific peninsular type from the early Puuc architecture, dated between years 670 and 770.
The remains that are still preserved allow us to suppose that the figures were supported by pedestals.
In one of the corners, there is a small pyramid crowned with a temple.
The Dovecote Group in Uxmal
The Dovecote Group is located southwest of the Cemetery and Quadrangles of both the Nunnery and Birds. This is another of the sets, or groups that are part of the buildings assembled in Uxmal in the same geometric arrangement.
The construction must have been part of a residential complex that had a roof at the western end of the complex and a pyramid with a sanctuary at the top.