Remnants of Maya Ruins at San Gervasio, Mexico

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James Blake Wiener
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The ruins of San Gervasio -- located on the island of Cozumel in Mexico -- were once an important site of pilgrimage to Maya people who lived from c. 1000-1650 CE. A sanctuary of the Maya goddess Ix Chel used to be located at this location, which drew pilgrims from across the Maya world. Although not nearly as impressive architecturally as other archaeological sites across Mexico's Yucat√°n Peninsula like Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, Mayapan, or Uxmal, San Gervasio was inhabited for me that a thousand years. The site was called "Tantun Cuzamil" by the ancient Maya.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, March 15). Remnants of Maya Ruins at San Gervasio, Mexico. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8330/

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Wiener, James B. "Remnants of Maya Ruins at San Gervasio, Mexico." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 15, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/8330/.

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Wiener, James B. "Remnants of Maya Ruins at San Gervasio, Mexico." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 15 Mar 2018. Web. 01 Dec 2020.

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