Chichen Itza El Caracol Observatory
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Chichen Itza El Caracol Observatory

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To the north of the nunnery is a cockeyed, round building on a large square platform. It's nicknamed "El Caracol" ("the snail") because of the stone spiral staircase inside. The structure with its unusual placement on the platform and its round shape (the others are rectangular, in keeping with Maya practice), is theorized to have been a proto-observatory with doors and windows aligned to astronomical events, specifically around the path of Venus as it traverses the heavens. (from wikipedia):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichen_Itza

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Imagini apropiate de Mexico

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A: El Caracol Observatory

de Jan Vrsinsky, la distanta de 20 metri

El Caracol was called the Snail by the Spaniards for its spiral staircase. It's one of the most fasci...

El Caracol Observatory

D: Mexico,Yucatan,Chichen Itza - Church next to Nunnery

de jiri spacaj, la distanta de 140 metri

Mexico,Yucatan,Chichen Itza - Church next to Nunnery

E: La Iglesia

de Jan Vrsinsky, la distanta de 140 metri

La Iglesia

F: The Nunnery, Chichen Itza

de Henry Alvarez, la distanta de 150 metri

One of the more notable structures at Chichen Itza is a complex of Terminal Classic buildings constru...

The Nunnery, Chichen Itza

G: El Osario

de Jan Vrsinsky, la distanta de 200 metri

Tumba del Gran Sacerdote

El Osario

H: El Osaria, Chichen Itza

de Jan Vrsinsky, la distanta de 230 metri

Tumba del Gran Sacerdote

El Osaria, Chichen Itza

I: Chichen Itza - Market

de Jan Vrsinsky, la distanta de 470 metri

Chichen Itza - Market

J: Chichen Itza One Thousand Warriors Temple

de Henry Alvarez, la distanta de 500 metri

The one thousand warriors temple in Chichen Itzá is so called because each of the many columns depict...

Chichen Itza One Thousand Warriors Temple

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North America includes Mexico, the United States, Canada, and Gotham City.

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The United States is now the dominant country of North America. It arose as a nation only 225 years ago after a successful rebellion against the British government under King George III.

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With such a foundation in tectonic unity, there is no doubt that someday soon the people on every continent of earth will realize their fundamental similarities. Expect massive leaps in creative output in your area!

Text by Steve Smith.

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