The Nunnery stands as part of the Monjas Group in the southern sector of Chichén Itzá.
This part of the city was once known as "Old" Chichén for it contained Classic Maya
characteristics such as hieroglyphic writing and traditional art. Note the ancestor in a
central cartouche
above the door and the long-nosed Chac masks that Schele and
Mathews have re-characterized as Itzama bird masks. These are central features of
architectural decoration in the Puuc cities to the southwest.

Example of Puuc architecture at Kabah.

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