Restoration of Maya ruins at the 1893 Columbian exposition

What kind of materials do you think we are looking at here? This is allegedly the Mayan Exhibit built for the purposes of the 1893 Columbian Expo in Chicago.

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  • Restoration of Maya ruins at the Columbian exposition. - [Replica of Mayan temple ruins in what is now Uxmal, Mexico, in the surroundings of the Anthropology Buildig (under construction), Ethnological Department, World's Columbian Exposition.]
  • KD: Why did they call it restoration? Did they bring these ruins from Mexico?
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Cast of Mayan ruins of Labna's door, El Arco de Labna at Uxmal, Yucatan. [Mayan Arch] Outdoor exhibit at 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago.
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The Finished Exhibit
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KD: What do you think we are looking at here?
 

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