Chichén Itzá Photos

Chichén Itzá in the Yucatan are the ruins of a Mayan civilization (c600-900s) with impress features like the Pyramid of Kukulkán or El Castillo, the ball court & a domed structure called the observatory.

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Observatory or Caracol at Chichén Itzá seen from Mayaland Lodge lobby in Yucatan. Mexico.Caracol or "Snail" at Chichén Itzá used as an observatory by Maya. Mexico.Dome of Caracol observatory has an interior spiral ramp at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Mayans never invented round arch & instead used triangular arches. Mexico.
Observatory or Caracol at Chichén Itzá seen from Mayaland Lodge lobby in Yucatan. Mexico.Caracol or "Snail" at Chichén Itzá used as an observatory by Maya. Mexico.Dome of Caracol observatory has an interior spiral ramp at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Mayans never invented round arch & instead used triangular arches. Mexico.
Stone building at edge of Great Ball Court at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Serpent stone carving on wall of playing field of Great Ball Court at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Heavy stone ring decorated with serpents was goal of Great Ball Court at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Mayan glyph of priest with sword decapitating losers of ball games at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.
Stone building at edge of Great Ball Court at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Serpent stone carving on wall of playing field of Great Ball Court at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Heavy stone ring decorated with serpents was goal of Great Ball Court at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Mayan glyph of priest with sword decapitating losers of ball games at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.
Skulls carved into Ball Court walls at Chichén Itzá inspired players to win or die. Mexico.Cenote or well of sacrifice, a circular rare natural water source, was reason Mayans settled Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Temple of Warriors seen from top of Pyramid at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Two large stone serpents guard Temple of Warriors at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.
Skulls carved into Ball Court walls at Chichén Itzá inspired players to win or die. Mexico.Cenote or well of sacrifice, a circular rare natural water source, was reason Mayans settled Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Temple of Warriors seen from top of Pyramid at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Two large stone serpents guard Temple of Warriors at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.
Sacrificial altar in Temple of Warriors at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Chac-mool in Temple of Warriors has bowl on tummy to hold sacrificed body parts at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Pyramid of Kukulkán or El Castillo as seen from Ball Court in Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Pyramid of Kukulkán or El Castillo at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.
Sacrificial altar in Temple of Warriors at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Chac-mool in Temple of Warriors has bowl on tummy to hold sacrificed body parts at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Pyramid of Kukulkán or El Castillo as seen from Ball Court in Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Pyramid of Kukulkán or El Castillo at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.
Steep steps up Pyramid of Kukulkán or El Castillo at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.View from top of Pyramid of Kukulkán with stone relief carvings at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Looking north towards Caracol observatory & Pyramid of Kukulkán at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Evening sound & light show at pyramids of Chichén Itzá. Mexico.
Steep steps up Pyramid of Kukulkán or El Castillo at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.View from top of Pyramid of Kukulkán with stone relief carvings at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Looking north towards Caracol observatory & Pyramid of Kukulkán at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Evening sound & light show at pyramids of Chichén Itzá. Mexico.
Stone nunnery structure at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Carved stone detail of nunnery at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Interior of Mayaland Hotel in Chichén Itzá. Mexico.
Stone nunnery structure at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Carved stone detail of nunnery at Chichén Itzá. Mexico.Interior of Mayaland Hotel in Chichén Itzá. Mexico.

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