Sunday, 28 October 2012

483 MX - Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza (1988)

Brief Description

"This sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula. Throughout its nearly 1,000-year history, different peoples have left their mark on the city. The Maya and Toltec vision of the world and the universe is revealed in their stone monuments and artistic works. The fusion of Mayan construction techniques with new elements from central Mexico make Chichen-Itza one of the most important examples of the Mayan-Toltec civilization in Yucatán. Several buildings have survived, such as the Warriors’ Temple, El Castillo and the circular observatory known as El Caracol."

奇琴伊察古城
"奇琴伊察古城遗址是尤卡坦半岛最重要的玛雅文明中心之一。在近1000年的历史中,许多民族都在此生活过,并留下了他们的 印记,从当地的石制遗迹和艺术作品中,我们可以看出玛雅人、托尔特克人和阿兹特克人的世界观和宇宙观。玛雅人的建筑技巧和来自墨西哥中部地区的新元素融合 在一起,使得奇琴伊察古城成为展示尤卡坦半岛玛雅-托尔特克文明最主要的地方之一。该遗址中有几个建筑被保留下来,其中包括勇士庙、城堡和被称为“蜗牛” 的圆形天文台。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/483
Courtesy of elbe from postcrossing forum

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