Friday, August 20, 2010

Foto Fun Friday - August 20th, 2010

Located in the Yucatan Pennisula. The most famous structure of these Mayan Ruins is the Temple Of The Seven Dolls, so named because of seven small effigies found at the site when the temple was discovered under the ruins of a later temple pyramid by archaeologists in the 1950s. On the Spring equinox, the sun rises so that it shines directly through one window of the temple and out the other. This is a similar event to the descending snake of Chichen Itza designed to show the power of the gods.The temple is connected to the rest of the site by a long sacbé. (Information provided by: Wikepedia)

Can you name these Mayan Ruins?



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1 comment:

Travelers Barista said...

I've had two correct answers via Twitter...care to take a guess?
Here is a hint: It's not easy to spell or pronounce for some.

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