Chichén Itzá observatory

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The intense interest of the Maya in the annual travels of the sun across the sky is evident in many structures at Chichén Itzá and other Mayan Sites. South of the Castillo is a strange round building known as the Carocal. Several of its windows point towards the equinox sunset and the southernmost and northernmost points on the horizon where Venus rises.
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Date Created 3/8/2009
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dariusmonsef Over 1 year ago
Great synth. How old is this structure?
robert_sprout Over 1 year ago
The Mayan city of Chichen Itza was founded around 515 AD and abandoned around 1195 AD.
K Over 1 year ago
Wonderful! I love this building. I first visited in the 80's when you could still climb up to the very top. Thanks for sharing.
synthfeatured Over 1 year ago
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