Twice a year, at each equinox, the sun plays with the angles of the northeast stairway of the Kukulcán pyramid at Chichen Itza (called El Castillo in Spanish). The north stairway of the Kukulcán pyramid is the main sacred path that, on its...
Chichén Itza's Shadow Kukulcán Temple-Pyramid

Chichén Itza’s Shadow

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