Friday, August 24, 2007

Chichen Itza

There's not too much you can say about this place....... it's amazing.

The main pyramid is a physical representation of the Mayan Calendar.

91 steps on each of the 4 staircases making 364 steps, plus the top platform makes 365 days.

There are 9 levels on the pyramid on either side of the stair case, making 18, which is the number of 20 day months, which equal 360. The top platform used to have 5 stone parts which make up the the uayab month, and make the 365 days.

On the face of the levels there are three indents on all but the top level which has two. 3 x 8 is 24, plus the other 2 is 26. 26 on each side of the stairs make 52, which is the period of time known as the Calendar round where the Tzolkin and Haab calendar repeat.

There's more photo's here, Chichen Itza and keep an eye out for more movies.

Make sure you check out the post on the Palenque and Uxmal Ruins and see the movie of our Mexican trip so far (well a small snippet of it).

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