Lawrence Technological University
April 17, 2018
Alternative Title or Name
Aluzzo, Adrienne (photographer)
Single Built Works
Chichén Itzá (deserted settlement)
View of one side of El Castillo at Chichen Itza in Mexico. "Kukulkan Pyramid was built for astronomical purposes and during the vernal equinox (March 20) and the autumnal equinox (September 21) at about 3pm the sunlight bathes the western balustrade of the pyramid's main stairway. This causes 7 isosceles triangles to form imitating the body of a serpent roughly 37 yards long that creeps downwards until it joins the huge serpent's head carved in stone at the bottom of the stairway. Mexican researcher Luis El Arochi calls it "the symbolic descent of Kukulkan" (means the feathered serpent), and believes it could have been connected with agricultural rituals,"--Chichen Itza website.
stone (worked rock)
75 feet tall
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