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D-Day

A day that changed the war, and history

D-Day

A day that changed the war, and history

D-Day

A day that changed the war, and history

Chichén Itzá

A Mayan masterpiece

The Kukulcáhn temple has four 91-step staircases, for a total of 364 steps. Including the upper platform, there are 365.Each step represented a day of the Haab - Mayan calendar - which fits perfectly with the calendar we use today, the Gregorian calendar.

On July 7, 2007, the Temple of Kukulcáhn, located in Chichen Itza, was recognized as one of the new seven wonders of the modern world after a vote by some 100 billion people.

The astronomical observations of the Mayan culture were extremely precise, with calculations of the movements of the stars superior to those of any other ancient civilization.The Mayans managed to correct the solar calendar, making adjustments periodically, according to the duration of the movements of the stars. Their calendar is a ten thousandth day more accurate than the Gregorian calendar currently used.

Chichén is one of the main archaeological sites of the Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico.It is located in the municipality of Tinum, in the state of Yucatán. It consisted of a city or a ceremonial center, which passed through different constructive periods and influences of the different peoples that the occupation and the drive since its founding.Important remnants of the Mayan civilization, the main buildings were preserved through the classic or early postclassic period (800-1100 AD).

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'} Chichén Itzá was influenced by Toltec people of central Mexico and the Itza people, who built the pyramid that the Spanish called the Castillo. This pyramid is also known as the Temple of Kukulcáhn.

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'} The Temple of Kukulcáhn, or the Castillo, displays incredible skill because twice a year - on the spring and fall equinoxes - a shadow falls on Castillo in the shape of a serpent. As the sun sets, the snake-shaped shadow appears to wriggle down the steps until it joins the stone serpent head at the base of the staircase.