Stock Photo: Mexico, Chichen Itza. Is located in the eastern portion of Yucatán state in Mexico Chichen Itza was a major focal point in the Northern Maya Lowlands from the.

Stock Photo - Mexico, Chichen Itza. Is located in the eastern portion of Yucatán state in Mexico Chichen Itza was a major focal point in the Northern Maya Lowlands from the Late Classic (c ... . AD 600–900) through the Terminal Classic (c. AD 800–900) and into the early portion of the Postclassic period (c. AD 900–1200). T he site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of styles seen in 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 contemporary interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion. On the Spring and Autumn equinoxes, in the late afternoon, the northwest corner of the pyramid casts a series of triangular shadows against the western balustrade on the north side that evokes the appearance of a serpent wriggling down the staircase, which some scholars have suggested is a representation of the feathered-serpent god Kukulka

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