Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

This is the great pyramid of Chichen Itza depicted from the morning perspective. This pyramid depicts a very strong Toltec influence in its design and its finer artwork. Before the site was marked as a wonder of the world, tours were allowed into the interior of the pyramid where there is a statue of a jaguar completely covered in jade. Tours have since been prohibited from entering the pyramid, but we were told about the interior. The pyramid is actually built on top of an older mayan building which has been located on the interior (using X-ray). Most of the surrounding ground contains other mayan style buildings which were buried and built on top of. As you can see the Toltec style is more square edged, while the mayan style is far more rounded (as seen in past images)

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Hi, I am just beginning a world adventure of my very own! My name is Tristan Davis Fralick and I am a nursing and social justice student from the central New York region. I really enjoy working with people and I have made it my goal to see as much of the world's cultures as possible to best understand and relate to the people that live all around us. In my free-time I enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, playing music, cooking, writing (obviously), and learning new things in any way that I can. This is a blog consisting of my travels past and present. I hope that you enjoy!

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