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Monday, August 18, 2014

Mexico - Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza

"This sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula. Throughout its nearly 1,000-year history, different peoples have left their mark on the city. The Maya and Toltec vision of the world and the universe is revealed in their stone monuments and artistic works. The fusion of Mayan construction techniques with new elements from central Mexico make Chichen-Itza one of the most important examples of the Mayan-Toltec civilization in Yucatán. Several buildings have survived, such as the Warriors’ Temple, El Castillo and the circular observatory known as El Caracol. "

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Chichen-Itza was voted as one of the seven new wonders in the world. During the equinox, display of light and shadow made an appearance of a serpent descending down the stairs from the top


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