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The Chichen Itza

Jun 8, 2010

 Chichen Itza is one of amazing in the world. This bulding is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site located in the northern centre of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the Yucatán state, present-day Mexico. This site was built by Maya Civilization, and become the major focal point point in the northern Maya lowlands from the Late Classic through the Terminal Classic and into the early portion of the Early Postclassic period



The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, from what is called “Mexicanized” and reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico to the Puuc style found among the Puuc Maya of the northern 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.


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, INAH). The land under the monuments had been privately-owned until March 29, 2010, when it was purchased by the state of Yucatan.



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3 comments:

munir said...

i remember king of scorpion temple when i see that building

June 11, 2010 at 11:50 AM
nietha said...

jadi pengen pergi ke mexico.. kalo jalan kaki nyampenya berapa lama ya?fuihh... ngimpi aja deh

June 11, 2010 at 11:54 AM
-Gek- said...

kayak Zuma geto yak?
Udah sembuh kan bu? :)

June 11, 2010 at 4:03 PM

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