"THE OBSERVATORY -- EL CARACOL" Top 5 Page for this destination Ruinas Chichén-Itzá Favorite Tip by LoriPori

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  The Observatory
by LoriPori

Favorite thing: The OBSERVATORY or EL CARACOL (900 -1100 A.D.) illustrates the Mayas' deep interest in both astronomy and architecture.
The Observatory was dedicated to the study of the movement of the stars and planets and is one of the most beautiful accomplishents of the Maya in the Yucatan.

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  • Written Feb 2, 2005
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