Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza on the peninsula of Yucatán (Mexico) - Mayan city of the fourth century

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Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

Date of build

Ok. 450 years

  • Other building names: Chichén Itzá (pol. Źródła Ludu Itzá, u źródeł Itzá)
  • Building type: City
  • Architectural style: Mayan art
  • Height: 24 m - the height of St. Kulkulkan
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Chichen Itza description and facts:

Chichen Itza is a pre-Columbian city built by the Mayans around 450 years. The city's greatest prosperity dates back to the 11th century. In the fifteenth century, the city was abandoned. It was again discovered by Edward Herbert Thompson in the late nineteenth century.

In Chinchen Itza there was a 300 meter wide road with a width of 6 m. At the end it was 40 meters deep and 60 meters wide, probably the place of sacrifice . The second of the large pits probably served as a water reservoir.

During the period of influence of the Tolteks, the largest buildings were built in the city. Among others Temple of Warriors (Templo de los Guerreros), pyramid in which the pillars in the shape of Feathered Snakes and warriors were used. At the top of the pyramid there is a stone statue of Chac Mool.

Kulkulkana Temple (El Castillo) is erected on a terrace consisting of nine terraces with a width of 55.5 meters. From each side it leads 91 degrees to the top, which gives a total of 364 degrees, the last (365 - as the number of days in a year) is the entrance to the temple.

El Caracol, called the Snail because inside it has a spiral staircase. It is a tower built on two terraces, 12 meters high, 6.7 meters in diameter, probably serving as an observatory.

Tzompantli, or the skull platform, because the walls of this built on a rectangular plan with dimensions of 60x12 m are decorated with skulls.

Akab Dzib is a small (6 meters high, 50 length and 15 width) building, which was the headquarters of the administrator Chinchen Itza.

Other buildings in the city are a group of Thousand Columns and the Jaguar Temple, as well as 166 meters long and 68 wide football pitch, which had to be flipped through stone rings.

On July 7, 2007 Chichen Itza was chosen by Internet users for the new list of seven wonders of the world.

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The site is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Date of inscription: 1988       Ref: 483

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2 years ago
najbardziej chciałbym pojechać do Izraelu na martwe morze
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12 years ago
A ja nawet nie wiem po co był w ogóle ten atak(i) na te wieże ? co to dało???
14 years ago
Super projekty muszę to kiedyś zobaczyć.Ale bardzo smutna historia tego miejsca. .
Marko from Tychy
Marko from Tychy
14 years ago
Pieknie wspolgra z brylami sasiednich budynkow. Dobrze, ze ustrzezono sie pokusy scigania wysokoscia z niektorymi nowobogackimi miastami w Azji.To sila dojrzalych demokracji.
15 years ago
W drugim zdaniu od końca zawarłem krótką informację o WTC7 :) Jeżeli masz jakieś zdjęcia osobiście zrobione, to zawsze jestem chętny na takie.
Mac fan
Mac fan
15 years ago
.... zapomniales o WTC 7 ktory jest juz w "uzytku" od dluzszego czasu. Nalezal on rowniez do kompleksu budynkow WTC. "Siodemka" ma 47 pieter i jest cale z niebieskiego szkla i wyglada supper! Jesli chcesz jakies zdjecia to daj znac... z powazaniem Mac fan

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