The Kukulcan pyramid, Chichen Itza, Mexico

© Christina Jablonski

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The Kukulcan pyramid, Chichen Itza, Mexico

The temple of a feathered serpent god, Kukulcan is a step pyramid with a square terraces going right up to its top. On the spring and autumn equinox, when the sun rises and sets, one of the corners of the temple casts a shadow shaped like the feathered snake. On 21 Dec 2012 that was the site of celebration related to the end of Mayan calendar on winter solstice. .

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