The Chichen Itza archaeological site is an iconic destination in Mexico that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Located in the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula, this ancient Mayan city is a breathtaking sight to behold.
Chichen Itza was built by the Maya people around 600 AD and was populated for nearly one thousand years before being abandoned in 1250 AD. This incredible site contains structures like El Castillo, which has become a global symbol of the Mayan civilization, as well as other impressive temples and monuments throughout its vast landscape. Archaeologists have spent decades uncovering clues about how this complex city operated during its heyday, revealing valuable insights into Maya culture and society.
With new technologies such as 3D mapping and ground penetrating radar they are now able to more accurately map out areas that were previously inaccessible due to dense vegetation and other obstructions. Additionally, they have uncovered many artifacts that provide clues about the city’s past inhabitants and their culture.