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Chichen Itza
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza, located at the northern tip of the Yucat√°n Peninsula of modern Mexico, was a Maya city which was later significantly influenced by the Toltec civilization. Flourishing between c. 750 and 1200 CE, the site is rich in monumental...
Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza

The Castillo pyramid at the Maya (and possibly later Toltec) centre of Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. The pyramid was a temple built in honour of the Maya feathered-serpent god Kukulkan.
Visiting the Spirits of Chichen Itza
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Visiting the Spirits of Chichen Itza

Joshua J. Mark goes looking for adventure while visiting the Maya site of Chichen Itza in Mexico and finds sprites, spirits and iguanas amongst the ruins. He tells of his journey to this magical ancient site that has become a symbol of the...
Kukulcan
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Kukulcan

Kukulcan (pron. Koo-kool-kan) is the name of a feathered serpent god in the mythology and religion of Mesoamerica, in particular, the Yucatec Maya. He is also identified as the feathered serpent god Quetzalcóatl by the Toltecs and Aztecs...
Maya Civilization
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Maya Civilization

The Maya are an indigenous people of Mexico and Central America who have continuously inhabited the lands comprising modern-day Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas in Mexico and southward through Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador...
Kukulcan Sculpture, Chichen Itza
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Kukulcan Sculpture, Chichen Itza

A representation of the feathered-serpent god Kukulkan at the base of 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.
Staircase, Pyramid of Kukulcan, Chichen Itza
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Staircase, Pyramid of Kukulcan, Chichen Itza

The Castillo or Pyramid of Kukulcan at the Maya (and possibly later Toltec) centre of Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. The pyramid was a temple built in honour of the Maya feathered-serpent god Kukulkan, pre-11th century CE.
The Caracol, Chichen Itza
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The Caracol, Chichen Itza

The Caracol or Observatory of Chichen Itza, Mexico. Constructed prior to 800 CE, this Maya building was used as an astronomical observatory, especially of Venus.
Map of Chichen Itza
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Map of Chichen Itza

A map of the principal monuments of the Maya-Toltec city Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico, c. 750-1200 CE.
Temple of the Warriors, Chichen Itza
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Temple of the Warriors, Chichen Itza

The Temple of the Warriors at the Maya-Toltec city of Chichen Itza, Mexico. Built between 800 and 1050 CE, the three-level pyramid is so called because of the colonnade of carved warrior and gift-bearer columns on its two sides.
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