Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza winter solstice

Chichen Itza winter solstice


In the world of the ancient Maya there were many sacred days, most often associated with celestial events. But none perhaps more widely celebrated than the Spring and Fall Equinox at the ancient site of Chichén Itza in central Yucatan. Annually lots and lots of pilgrims and fascination seekers group into almost six square miles of national playground damages to look at a phenomena…


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Chichen Itza Geography

Chichen Itza Geography


Spiritual leaders perform a Maya ritual inside Naj Tunich ( rock House in Mayan language) caves inside municipality of Poptun, Peten, north of Guatemala City. Photograph by Johan Ordonez, AFP/Getty Images The Maya have actuallyn’t disappeared. Equally nov Rome did not meant the end of Romans, the decline of good Maya metropolises, such Guatemala’s Tikal, which reached its…


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Chichen Itza sinkhole

Chichen Itza sinkhole


A team of experts from Autonomous University of Mexico launched on 13 August, that a sacred sinkhole cave, known as a cenote, is discovered under Chichen Itza s Kukulkan Castle Pyramid, a discovery might lose new light in the ancient Mayan civilisation. In accordance with boffins, the body of liquid actions up to 35m across and contains a depth of more than 20m. The discovery…


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Chichen Itza Observatory

Chichen Itza Observatory


Slowly eroding in world-famous Mayan town of Chichen Itza, the El Caracol “observatory” stands as a monument not only to the architectural skill regarding the ancient Mayans and for their surprisingly advanced level understanding of the heavens. El Caracol, which means “spiral-shaped” or more literally “snail” is named after the winding staircase that rounds the interior of…


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Pyramids of Mexico Chichen Itza

Pyramids of Mexico Chichen Itza


Temple of Kukulkan, Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico (Enlarge) Although the first archaeological items thus far available at Chichen Itza date from AD 1 to 250, it is probable that web site was settled at a far early in the day time. Proto-Mayan tribes had populated the flat limestone plateau which makes up most of the Yucatan peninsula for at least 8 years. These nomadic individuals…


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