Overview of Chichen Itza


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Gymnasium and Temples - Where a game, similar to what we call basketball, was played. Because of the temple located at the place of the game, it is thought to have a great significance to the culture.

El Castillo

Group of the Columns - An extensive series of temples and ruins.

Great Well - One of the Cenotes. The other is beyond the view of either picture.

Tower - Also called Caracol, it is possibly an astronomical observatory.

Palace Nunnery - Called a Nunnery by the early Spanish conquerers, it is probably the place where the royal family lived.

The above map was created to go along with the panorama. Both were created by Dr. W.H. Holmes around 1888.


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Information about El Castillo
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Created: November 10, 2001 Updated: December 12, 2001