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large_938978_13681133428884.jpgKukulkan Temple. So after a good sleep we went to pick up the 'strays' the next day, before we set out to Chichén Itzá.They arrived around nine i the morning, and about an hour later we were at our first of many sights to see...Chichén Itzá. It means At the mouth of the well of the Itza in he Mayan language.

An amazing site to see. It is just so big...wide spread so to speak. A lot to see. Too bad the entire path was full of souvenir stalls, but still, amazing. And another wonder to scratch of the list ;) We only were the for a few hours, we saw the famous Kukulcán Temple, the Great Ball Court with rings still intact, the temple of the warriors, the platform of venus, and the obervatory, called El Caracol. There are also several wells, where the people threw in gold, valuables, and human sacrifices, at least human bones were found during research of those wells. The Great Ball Court in Chichén Itzá is the biggest one out there. There are several smaller ones as well.

Not everything is excavated, because of lack of funds. Most of it is still buried underneath ground and jungle. You don't notice it that much at Chichén Itzá, because there aren't much trees and it's hidden underground, but on the other sites in the jungle you can see all those hills covered up in trees and dirt, which are all smaller temples and pyramids.


Posted by Astreia 17:00 Archived in Mexico

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