Shadow Effects of the Pyramid of Kukulcan

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Mark Cartwright
by David Stanley
published on 21 January 2021
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The Castillo or Pyramid of Kukulcan at the Maya (and possibly later Toltec) centre of Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. The pyramid was built prior to 1050 CE as a temple to honour the Maya feathered-serpent god Kukulkan. The steps create a shadow effect similar to a feathered serpent climbing the pyramid.

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Stanley, D. (2021, January 21). Shadow Effects of the Pyramid of Kukulcan. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13332/shadow-effects-of-the-pyramid-of-kukulcan/

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Stanley, David. "Shadow Effects of the Pyramid of Kukulcan." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 21, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13332/shadow-effects-of-the-pyramid-of-kukulcan/.

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Stanley, David. "Shadow Effects of the Pyramid of Kukulcan." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Jan 2021. Web. 16 Oct 2021.