Friday, April 04, 2014
Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza, Yucatan - MEXICO - UNESCO #483
Today I've got two wonderful postcards from Mexico. The first shows the magnificent pyramid dedicated to the Mayan God Kukulkan (feathered snake) in the city of Chichén Itzá, one of the 7 Wonders of the World and of course a UNESCO WHS I had the chance to visit and admire in 2009. Thank you Lando, I'm really glad you sent me this card, because the one I have from Chichen Itza don't show Chac Mool statue - and a special thanks for using a stamp with Chac Mool too... awesome! This postcard took 17 days to arrive!
The Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula. Throughout its nearly 1,000-year history, different peoples have left their mark on the city. The Maya and Toltec vision of the world and the universe is revealed in their stone monuments and artistic works. The fusion of Mayan construction techniques with new elements from central Mexico make Chichen-Itza one of the most important examples of the Mayan-Toltec civilization in Yucatán.