Chichen Itza Step Pyramid - El Castillo - Yucatán, Mexico

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  1. Susan Lynne Schwenger

    Susan Lynne Schwenger The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

    Chichen Itza
    2057154037_4f849da31b_z. flickr/Brian Snelson

    El Castillo is the nickname of one of the most spectacular Mayan temples
    that dominates the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, in the Yucatán state of present-day Mexico.

    The design of the step pyramid has special astronomical significance.

    Each face of the pyramid has a stairway with 91 steps,
    which together with the shared step at the top, add up to 365,
    the number of days in a year.

    Climbing El Castillo is no longer allowed after a woman fell to her death in 2006.

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