Reconstructions

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ReconstructionThe ruins are divided into two groups. One group belongs to the clas­sic Maya Peri­od and was built between the 7th and 10th cen­tur­ies A.D., at which time the city became a prom­in­ent cere­mo­ni­al cen­ter. The oth­er group cor­res­ponds to the Maya-Tol­tec Peri­od, from the later part of the 10th cen­tury to the begin­ning of the 13th cen­tury.
The site exhib­its a mul­ti­tude of archi­tec­tur­al styles, from what is called “Mex­ic­an­ized” and remin­is­cent of styles seen in cent­ral Mex­ico to the Puuc style found among the Puuc Maya of the north­ern low­lands.

Our digit­al recon­struc­tion con­cen­trates on most of the build­ings at the inner area, which is often called Chichén Nuevo.

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Palenque

Palenque is a medi­um-sized site, much smal­ler than such huge sites as Tikal or Copán, but it con­tains some of the finest archi­tec­ture, sculp­ture, roof comb and bas-relief carvings the Maya pro­duced. Much of the his­tory of Palenque has been recon­struc­ted from read­ing the hiero­glyph­ic inscrip­tion on the many monu­ments, and his­tor­i­ans now have a long sequence of the rul­ing dyn­asty of Palenque in the sev­enth cen­tury and extens­ive know­ledge of the city states rivalry with oth­er states such as Calak­mul and Ton­iná. The most fam­ous ruler of Palenque is Pac­al the Great whose tomb has been found and excav­ated in the temple of the inscrip­tions.

Our digit­al recon­struc­tion con­cen­trates on the fam­ous build­ings at the cent­ral area around the Stephens’s Plaza with the sour­round­ing Cross Group and the Temple of the Inscrip­tions Court with the Palace.

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Uxmal

The late-Clas­sic Maya site of Uxmal (“oosh-mahl”, mean­ing “thrice-built”) in the Yucatan dates from before the 10th cen­tury AD. It is con­sidered one of the most com­plex and beau­ti­ful expres­sions of Puuc archi­tec­ture and, for many, is a major high­light of a Yucatán vaca­tion.

Our digit­al recon­struc­tion con­cen­trates on all fam­ous build­ings at the cent­ral area.

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Tikal

tikal-reconstructionThe res­id­en­tial area of Tikal cov­ers an estim­ated 60 square kilo­metres , much of which has not yet been cleared, mapped, or excav­ated. A huge set of earth­works has been dis­covered ringing Tikal with a 6-metres wide trench behind a ram­part. The 16 square kilo­metres area around the site core has been intens­ively mapped it may have enclosed an area of some 125 square kilo­metres. Pop­u­la­tion estim­ates place the demo­graph­ic size of the site between 10,000 and 90,000, and pos­sibly 425,000 in the sur­round­ing area. Recently, a pro­ject explor­ing the defens­ive earth­works has shown that the scale of the earth­works is highly vari­able and that in many places it is incon­sequen­tial as a defens­ive fea­ture. In addi­tion, some parts of the earth­work were integ­rated into a canal sys­tem. The earth­work of Tikal var­ies sig­ni­fic­antly in cov­er­age from what was ori­gin­ally pro­posed and it is much more com­plex and mul­ti­fa­ceted than ori­gin­ally thought.

Our digit­al recon­struc­tion con­cen­trates on the 5 largest temples named Temples I — V at the cent­ral area as well as the Great Pyr­am­id of the Lost World- area.

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Maya Calendario — 3D-animated Model of the Mayan Calendar-Wheels

Maya Calendar 3D

We designed a cor­rect HiRes 3D-Mod­el of the May­an Cal­en­dar includ­ing all days until 21st of decem­ber 2012. Read more

 

 

 

 


Codex Dresden­sis — 3D Recon­struc­tion of the Maya Codex in Dresden

Maya Codex Dresden - Comparison

Anim­ated 3D-Mod­el of the Dresden Maya Codex show­ing its cur­rent con­di­tion and blend­ing to a refined ver­sion of the Kings­bor­ough-rep­licat from 1826. Read more

 

 

 


Maya3D Showreel 2012