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I was there last month .is the casa de las monjas in chichen itza
4 hours ago
Beautiful!
5 hours ago
@zulevuuren I want to go to there
17 hours ago
Maravilla cultural de la humanidad
19 hours ago
Una de las zonas arqueológicas que se deben conocer, preciosa !!
1 day ago
👍👍👍👍👍😁
1 day ago
Nice
1 day ago
@mdbishopnl still amazes me each time even after seeing it 3 times - can't wait for the fourth❣
1 day ago
Was there Loved the place
1 day ago
The jokes of the tour guide was to say that gringos called this place: Chicken Pizza
2 days ago
by natgeo
4 days ago

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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico and was a major focal point in the Northern Maya Lowlands from the Late Classic Period (c. CE600–900) through the Terminal Classic (c. CE800–900) to the Postclassic period (c. CE900–1200). Architecturally, the site exhibits a multitude of styles, reminiscent of central Mexico and of the Puuc and Chenes styles of the Northern Maya 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 recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion. Here photographed, Las Monjas ("The Nuns" or "The Nunnery"), a complex of Terminal Classic structures built in the Puuc architectural style. The Spanish named this complex Las Monjas but it was actually a governmental building. On the left here is a small structure known as the La Iglesia, ("The Church"), decorated with elaborate iconography. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #mexico #mayaworld #mayanworld #yucatan #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #archaeology #mayaruins #mayanruins #igtravel #visualarchitects #lighting #dusk image: @simonnorfolkstudio words: @tribaleye
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