Las 7 maravillas del mundo. Chichén-Itzá (2)
Updated: 6/2/2020
Las 7 maravillas del mundo. Chichén-Itzá (2)

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  • 7. Machu Picchu, which is in Peru. The Colosseum in Rome, Italy. The Christthe Redeemer statue, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Great Wall of China inChina. Petra, in Jordan. The Taj Mahal, in Agra, India and Chichén-Itzá, inMexico.
  • 8. Chichen-Itzá is a group of structures and pyramids discovered in anarchaeological zone located in the city of Tinum, Yucatan Peninsula.
  • 9. It is estimated that the buildings correspond to the late classical orearly postclassical period, around 800 and 1100 AD.
  • 10. The multiple and monumental buildings on the esplanade of Chichén-Itzáare presided over by the Kukulcán Pyramid, called by many "theCastle", a four-sided pyramid that culminates in a rectangular temple.
  • 11. Each side of the pyramid has a large staircase, 91 steps per side andone more that leads to the upper temple, giving 365 steps, one per day of theyear and at the base of the north staircase two colossal feathered serpentheads sit, effigies of the god Kukulcán.
  • 12. It is on these steps where the shadows of the edges of the platforms orsuperimposed foundations that make up the great building are projected aroundthe equinoctial day, thus configuring the image of the body of the serpent. Asthe hours go by, it seems to move down and finish off the mentioned stone headlocated at the bottom of the staircase