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Chicken Itza

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The sacred site of Chicken Itza was a sophisticated urban center for the Mayan people from A.D. 750 - 1200.  This temple "El Castillo" has 365 steps, one for each day of the year.  The Mayans had an advanced 365 day calendar.  Twice a year on the spring and fall equinoxes a shadow fall on the pyramid in the form of a serpent. As the sun sets, the shadowy snake descends the steps to join the stone serpent head at the bottom of the great staircase.