Chichen Itza

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Mexico’s Maya heartland greets dawn of new era

MERIDA, Mexico (AP) — Dec. 21 started out as the prophetic day some had believed would usher in the fiery end of the world. By Friday afternoon, it had become more comic than cosmic, the punch line of countless Facebook posts and dozens of T-shirts.


Mexico: Mayan ball court was celestial 'marker'

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Experts in Mexico say they have determined that the ancient Mayas used watchtower-style structures at the temple complex of Chichen Itza to observe the equinoxes and solstices. The bases of the […]



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