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Chichen Itza

El Castillo pyramid, Chichen Itza
El Castillo pyramid, Chichen Itza / , Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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Major urban center of lowland Maya culture with numerous monuments of world importance and fame. Chichen Itza became an important center around 600 AD and remained such a center until its fall around 1000 AD. Some of the best-known monuments are the El Castillo pyramid, the Great Ball Court, Temple de Los Guerreros, El Caracol observatory, Ossario pyramid. The unique Sacred Cenote is a natural sinkhole – a human sacrifice site. In deposits of cenote have been discovered huge amounts of gold and jade artifacts as well as human remains.

6.2 out of 10 stars 62.3%

GPS coordinates
20.6837 N 88.5692 W
Location, address
North America, Mexico, Yucatán

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