December solstice: Orion rising over El Castillo, the central pyramid at Chichén Itzá, one of the great Mayan centers on the Yucatán peninsula. Also known as the Temple of Kukulkan, it stands 30 meters tall and 55 meters wide at the base.
Chichen Itza, Mayan ruins in Yucatan, Mexico. They used to sacrifice virgins by throwing them into this cenote. The white line connecting the cenote and the pyramid is an ancient Mayan road called a "sacbe".
Chichen Itza Mayan ruins, Mexico - Las Monjas is one of the more notable structures at Chichen Itza. It is a complex of Terminal Classic buildings constructed in the Puuc architectural style. The Spanish named this complex Las Monjas ("The Nuns" or "The N