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Chichen Itza - Spanish: Chichén Itzá [tʃiˈtʃen iˈtsa], from Yucatec Maya: "at the mouth of the well of the Itza"), was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya civilization. The archaeological site is located in the municipality of Tinum, in the Mexican state of Yucatán.

Chichen Itza was a major focal point in the northern Maya lowlands from the Late Classic (c.600–900 AD) through the Terminal Classic (c.800–900) and into the early portion of the Early Postclassic period (c.900–1200). The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico and of the Puuc and Chenes styles of the northern Maya lowlands. The presence of central Mexican styles was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most contemporary interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities and it was likely to have been one of the mythical great cities, or Tollans, referred to in later Mesoamerican literature. The city may have had the most diverse population in the Maya world, a factor that could have contributed to the variety of architectural styles at the site.

The ruins of Chichen Itza are federal property, and the site’s stewardship is maintained by Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History). The land under the monuments had been privately-owned until 29 March 2010, when it was purchased by the state of Yucatán---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Chichén Itzá (maya: (Chichén) Boca del pozo; de los (Itzá) brujos de agua ) es uno de los principales sitios arqueológicos de la península de Yucatán, en México, ubicado en el municipio de Tinum, en el estado de Yucatán. Vestigio importante y renombrado de la civilización maya, las edificaciones principales que ahí perduran corresponden a la época de la declinación de la propia cultura maya denominada por los arqueólogos como el período posclásico.

La arquitectura masiva que ha llegado hasta nuestros días y que hoy es emblemática del yacimiento, tiene una clara influencia tolteca. El dios que preside el sitio, según la mitología maya, es Kukulcán, representación maya de Quetzalcóatl, dios tomado del panteón de la cultura tolteca. Dicho esto, hay que considerar que Chichén Itzá fue una ciudad2 o un centro ceremonial, que pasó por diversas épocas constructivas e influencias de los distintos pueblos que la ocuparon y que la impulsaron desde su fundación.

La zona arqueológica de Chichén Itzá fue inscrita en la lista del Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco en 1988.3 El 7 de julio de 2007, fue reconocida como una de las Las nuevas siete maravillas del mundo moderno, por una iniciativa privada sin el apoyo de la Unesco, pero con el reconocimiento de millones de votantes alrededor del mundo.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Comments (190)

Martin Beitz on January 11, 2014

Well done. YSL. Greetings, Martin.

Milan Škovran on January 15, 2014

super fotky,s pozdravom Milan.

thisisdr on January 17, 2014

Very nice photo. YSL 50/163

best regards from India, Anand

Theo Wasserhess on January 22, 2014

Very fine composition, like!

Thanks for your visit and friendly comment!

Best regards Theo

Mustafa K on January 30

excellent

like

best regards, Mustafa

Puna on January 31

Wonderful Shot many thanks for sharing like

Jaroslav Kuhtreiber on March 11

Veľmi pekné, lik a pozdrav zo Slovenska Jaro

Petrasek1 on March 20

I think we took pictures from the same place. L+F Greetings Peter

mijodrag on June 17

Very impressive photograph and galery , very nice photo. YsL I added your gallery to my favorites. Friendly greetings from Serbia-Belgrade , Mijodrag

alpman on July 12

Great landscape! Regards from Ural!

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