Saturday, August 15, 2015

Mayan pyramid at Chichen Itza built over an underground river

The pyramid of Kukulkan, one of the most majestic buildings of the Mayan culture
MEXICO---Researchers from UNAM discovered that underneath the Kukulcan pyramid in Chichen Itza, there is a small body of water “cenote”, which offers the experts new clues about the symbolic value of these ruins for Mayan culture. This body of water has a volume of 25 by 30 meters and a depth of 20 meters under the Kukulcan pyramid. The discovery of the cenote was made thanks to investigations on practices that the Kukulcan represented for the Mayans before the Spanish epoch. [link]