The Kukulcán Pyramid or El Castillo (The Castle) - Chichen Itza

gruntpig

Hinckley, United Kingdom

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The Kukulcán Pyramid or El Castillo (The Castle) – Chichen Itza ,Chichén Itzá, the ancient city whose name means “in the mouth at the Itzáe’s Well”, was, in its time of grandeur (between 800 and 1200 A.D.), the centre of political, religious and military power in Yucatán, if not all of South-eastern Meso America.The Pyramid of Kukulcan or El Castillo — the most famous landmark of Chichen Itza. This was a temple-pyramid dedicated to the Feathered Serpent God, Kukulcan. It is nicknamed “The Castle”. Sculptures of the Feathered Serpents run down the sides of the northern staircase, and are set off by shadows from the corner tiers on the Spring and Fall equinox.
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