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Peter & Jackie Main | profile | all galleries >> World Galleries >> North & Central America >> Mexico >> Chichén Itzá tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Chichén Itzá

El Castillo (Pyramid of Kukulcan)
El Castillo (Pyramid of Kukulcan)
25m high
25m high
Massive Maya calendar
Massive Maya calendar
Nine levels divided in two, making 18 terraces that make the 18 20-day months of the Maya Vague year
Nine levels divided in two, making 18 terraces that make the 18 20-day months of the Maya Vague year
The 4 stairways have 91 steps, add the top platform and the total is 365
The 4 stairways have 91 steps, add the top platform and the total is 365
Top of El Castillo
Top of El Castillo
Carved face with a big nose
Carved face with a big nose
Entrance to the ball court
Entrance to the ball court
Great ball court - largest  in Mexico
Great ball court - largest in Mexico
Towering wall with stone ring - players had to get the ball through this ring
Towering wall with stone ring - players had to get the ball through this ring
Carved stone ring
Carved stone ring
Serpent head
Serpent head
Carving of a ball player
Carving of a ball player
Carving of a ball player
Carving of a ball player
Templo del Barbado (Temple of the Bearded Man)
Templo del Barbado (Temple of the Bearded Man)
Iguana
Iguana
Plataforma de los Craneos (Platform of Skulls)
Plataforma de los Craneos (Platform of Skulls)
Many skulls
Many skulls
Even carved on the corners
Even carved on the corners
Skull up close
Skull up close
Platform of the Skulls - carving
Platform of the Skulls - carving
Eagle
Eagle
Platform of the Skulls - carving
Platform of the Skulls - carving
Plataforma de las Aguilas y los Jaguares (Platform of the Eagles and Jaguars)
Plataforma de las Aguilas y los Jaguares (Platform of the Eagles and Jaguars)
Eagle
Eagle
Jaguar
Jaguar
Templo do los Guerreros (Temple of the Warriors)
Templo do los Guerreros (Temple of the Warriors)
Many columns are carved with figures of warriors
Many columns are carved with figures of warriors
Warriors intricately carved
Warriors intricately carved
Grupo de las Mil Columnas (Group of the Thousand Columns)
Grupo de las Mil Columnas (Group of the Thousand Columns)
Many columns
Many columns
Stretching South and east
Stretching South and east
Templo de las Grandes Mesas
Templo de las Grandes Mesas
Great craving
Great craving
Iguana basking in the sun
Iguana basking in the sun
Cenote Sagrado (Sacred Cenote)
Cenote Sagrado (Sacred Cenote)
60m in diameter and 35m deep
60m in diameter and 35m deep
Panorama of the Sacred Cenote
Panorama of the Sacred Cenote
Panorama of the Sacred Cenote
Panorama of the Sacred Cenote
Xtoloc Temple?
Xtoloc Temple?
El Osario (The Ossuary) - aka the Bone House or High Priest's Grave
El Osario (The Ossuary) - aka the Bone House or High Priest's Grave
Serpent heads at the base of the stairway
Serpent heads at the base of the stairway
La Casa Colorada
La Casa Colorada
Iguana in the leaves
Iguana in the leaves
El Caracol (the snail)  - the Observatory
El Caracol (the snail) - the Observatory
Buildings within buildings
Buildings within buildings
La Iglesia (The Church)
La Iglesia (The Church)
La Iglesia
La Iglesia
Big nose
Big nose
Intricately carved building next to the nunnery
Intricately carved building next to the nunnery
Another big nose - love these
Another big nose - love these