HISTORY OF MESO-AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE
CHICHEN ITZA No.2
: Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico; Post-Classic; A.D.10c-1224
Castillo, or Temple of Kulkulkan. Early Post-Classic.
- Kulkulkan is the Maya tounge of Quetzalcoatl which is the helo of the Toltec culture.
- The base is 59m square and the 9 storied pyramid's height is 24m. The pyramid has 91 steps each in 4 faces. The top of the pyramid has 1 step so that the total of the steps are 91x4+1=365 which means a year.
- There is a Temple (Early Toltec) with Chac-mool statue inside.
Photo: Kohichi Hotta
[No.1]Temple of the Warriors
[No.3]Ball Court, Platform of the Jaguars and Eagles.
: [No.4]Tzompantli, Caracol
[No.5]Chac-mool statue, Jaguar throne
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