Amazing Facts About El Castillo, Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and it has several names.
Chichen Itza is a complex of Mayan ruins centrally located on the northern half of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
In ancient, pre-Colombian times, Chichen Itza was a vibrant city with a diverse population of Mayan people extending well into the tens of thousands.
Today, the site is home to the remnants of many ancient Mayan structures, including the famed El Castillo pyramid that dominates the site’s center.
Archaeologists are unsure when, exactly, the building of Chichen Itza began.
Though historical records suggest that the city was in its early phases of development around 600-750 A.D.
Chichen Itza was founded by the Maya, an ancient people native to the Yucatan Peninsula.
Historians believe that Chichen Itza was built due to its close proximity to the Xtoloc cenote.
Many travelers confuse the city of Chichen Itza with its largest and most famous pyramid, El Castillo.
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