Little Hands Elite Residence at San Gervasio near San Miguel, Cozumel, Mexico - Encircle Photos

Little Hands Elite Residence at San Gervasio near San Miguel, Cozumel, Mexico

San Gervasio is one of several spectacular Mayan archeological sites on the Yucatán Peninsula but the largest and best preserved on Cozumel. Dating back to the Early Classic period (250 – 500 AD), this community flourished through the Post Classic period (1200 – 1539 AD). The park covers 1.25 miles yet only District 1 of four is open to the public. This thatched building is the first you will see on your walking tour. Called the Little Hands Elite Residence, it was the home of the halach uinic (supreme ruler) including Ah Huneb Itza. The small, red handprints on the inside walls gave the building its name. They are still visible.

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Archaeological Zone of San Gervasio, Km 7.5, Carretera Transversal, Centro, 77600 Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

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