Dzibanche

Dzibanche is a Maya site easily reached by tour groups from Costa Maya.


Sign at Dzibanche.



The site name is a modern reference to a carved wooden lintel that was found in this pyramid (called the Temple of the Lintels) at Dzibanche. The site name is Maya and means "writing on wood." This temple is also called structure 6 on the site plan.



Temple of the Lintels at Dzibanche. This temple dates to the Late Classic Period (AD 600 - 900).



Plan of the Temple of the Lintels at Dzibanche.



Some of the surviving wood in the Temple of the Lintels at Dzibanche. The carved lintels have been removed.



Narrow interior space of the Temple of the Lintels at Dzibanche.



Bench against the back wall of the Temple of the Lintels at Dzibanche; scale is 50 cm.


Looking down the staircase at the Temple of the Lintels at Dzibanche.


The stone base for a stucco mask on Building 16 at Dzibanche. The mask belongs to the Early Classic Period (AD 300 - 600). The stucco has eroded away leaving the stone base.


Step decorated with relief of bound captives at Dzibanche. The original stones have been removed and replaced with copie out of the white material. Scale is 50 cm.


Step decorated with relief of bound captives at Dzibanche.


Step decorated with relief of bound captives at Dzibanche. The building is called the "Bulding of the Captives" and is structure 13 on the site plan.


Step decorated with relief of bound captives at Dzibanche.


Step decorated with relief of bound captives at Dzibanche.


Temple with decorated stucco (under rain protection).


Painted and relief decorated stucco on the side of a temple at Dzibanache.


Closeup of relief decorated stucco at Dzibanche.


Closeup of the relief decorate stucco showing a foot at Dzibanche.


Special thanks to Neathery Fuller.


Webpage constructed by Michael Fuller
9 March 2018