Idea #137- Visit of the Mayan site of Chichen Itza in Mexico
Chichén Itzá is an ancient maya city situated in the peninsula of Yucatán, in Mexico. Chichén Itzá was probably, in the Xth century, the main religious center of the Yucatán; there is one of the archeological sites the most important and most visited by the region today. The site was classified in the UNESCO world heritage in 1988, and was elected in 2007 as one of the seven new world wonders. The presence of a Mayan city in this place is due to the presence of two cénotes, which constituted an inestimable treasure in this region devoid of water. Founded around the VIIIth or IXth century, the site is abandoned near of 1250. It was occupied for a little period while by the Spaniards in 1532, then abandoned. He has been rediscovered in the middle of the XIXth century. Two sectors, in the very different architecture, coexist in Chichen Itzá: The south sector, sometimes called “Old Chichen”, whose buildings are close to those of the cities puuc of Uxmal, Kabáh or Labná, and a north sector, sometimes called “New Chichen“, in the more impressive buildings, who look like those of central Mexico, and more particularly Tula, the capital of the Toltec. The north sector is dedicated to Kukulkán, the plumed serpent. It consists of numerous buildings the most important of which are the great pyramid (Castillo), the Caracol (observatory), the Big Playground of ball, the sacred Cénote, the Osario, the Group of the thousand columns, the Temple of the Warriors, and Tzompantli. And in the video, in bonus, the secret of the revealed pyramid.. but in french. Sorry 😉
Where is it ?
Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico