Lawrence Technological University
March 24, 2018
Alternative Title or Name
Temple of the Warriors
Aluzzo, Adrienne (photographer)
Chichén Itzá (deserted settlement)
columns (architectural elements)
Detail view of relief of warrior with plumed headdress on square column at the Temple of the Warriors at Chichen Itza, Mexico. "This is a small pyramid formed by a four tiered plinth (base or foundation) with a building on top where there are some rectangular altars supported by small 'atlases', from whence comes the name of the structure. The access steps lie to the west, the principle side. There are representations of warriors on the door-jambs as well as on the temple pillars. On the upper part of the outside walls there are friezes with plumed serpents and jaguars. This construction covers an earlier one, rich in decoration with serpents on the vaulting and warriors on the pillars."
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