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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

The Mayan city of Chichén Itzá represents the most intact and impressive ruins of the Mayan civilization in the modern world. It is located in a jungle area and has been named a World Heritage Site.

The site was established during the Classic period, near two natural cenotes or chenes, which gave the town its name "At the mouth of the well." The city that grew up around the sector is known as Chichen Viejo, the buildings in this area have the characteristic Mayan style. It is known that the city was abandoned as a result of a civil war with Mayapan.

Later, the Mayans returned and reinstalled the city. This second settlement of Chichén Itzá corresponded to the migration of Toltecs from central Mesoamerica to the south around the 10th century. Here the site becomes a clear example of the fusion between the Mayan and Toltec cultures.

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