Temple of the Warriors, Chichen Itza
The Temple of the Warriors at the Maya-Toltec city of Chichen Itza, Mexico. Built between 800 and 1050 CE, the three-level pyramid is so called because of the colonnade of carved warrior and gift-bearer columns on its two sides.
Ball Court Wall & Goal, Chichen Itza
One of the walls and goals of the ball court in the Maya-Toltec city of Chichen Itza. 1050-1200 CE.
Map of Chichen Itza
A map of the principal monuments of the Maya-Toltec city Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico, c. 750-1200 CE.
The Caracol, Chichen Itza
The Caracol or Observatory of Chichen Itza, Mexico. Constructed prior to 800 CE, this Maya building was used as an astronomical observatory, especially of Venus.
Staircase, Pyramid of Kukulcan, Chichen Itza
The Castillo or Pyramid of Kukulcan at the Maya (and possibly later Toltec) centre of Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. The pyramid was a temple built in honour of the Maya feathered-serpent god Kukulkan, pre-11th century CE.
The Ball Court Temple at Chichen Itza
This small building sits high above the great Ball Court at Chichen Itza and has been identified as a temple from which the priests and royalty would watch the game of Pok-a-Tok played below them.
The Grand Ball Court at Chichen Itza
This photo shows a stone scoring hoop high on the wall of the Great Ball Court at Chichen Itza. The opposing team's hoop is directly across from the wall in this picture. Players of the game Pok-a-Tok (considered a precursor to the modern...
The Temple of Kukulcan (El Castillo) at Chichen Itza
Famously known as El Castillo (the castle)this is the Temple of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza. Note the rope in the picture descending from the top of the pyramid. This is to aid visitors in their climb to the top and back but, still, it is not...
Ball Court and Thone at Chichen Itza
Great Ball Court at Chichen Itza with goal high on wall and king's throne at the far end, c. 750-1200 CE.
Temple of the Pillars Chichen Itza
Temple of the Pillars at Chichen Itza c. 750-1200 CE.