National Geographic

Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Chichén Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico. The city was a major focal point in the Northern Maya Lowlands from the Late Classic Period (c. 600–900 CE) through the Terminal Classic (c.800–900 CE) and into the early portion of the Postclassic (c. 900–1200 CE). The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of those seen in central Mexico and of the Puuc and Chenes styles of the Northern Maya lowlands. The presence of central Mexican styles was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most contemporary interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion. Chichén Itzá was one of the largest Maya cities and may have had the most diverse population in the Maya world, a factor that could have contributed to the variety of architectural styles at the site.

The ruins today are federal property, and the site's stewardship is maintained by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History. The land under the monuments had been privately owned until 2010, when it was purchased by the state of Yucatán. Chichén Itzá is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico with over 2.6 million tourists in 2017.

Here photographed: (left) Plataforma de las Aguilas y los Jaguares and (right) Plataforma de los Cráneos

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Chichén-Itzá, Yucatan, Mexico

Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Chichén Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico. The city was a major focal point in the Northern Maya Lowlands from the Late Classic Period (c. 600–900 CE) through the Terminal Classic (c.800–900 CE) and into the early portion of the Postclassic (c. 900–1200 CE). The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of those seen in central Mexico and of the Puuc and Chenes styles of the Northern Maya lowlands. The presence of central Mexican styles was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most contemporary interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion. Chichén Itzá was one of the largest Maya cities and may have had the most diverse population in the Maya world, a factor that could have contributed to the variety of architectural styles at the site.

The ruins today are federal property, and the site's stewardship is maintained by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History. The land under the monuments had been privately owned until 2010, when it was purchased by the state of Yucatán. Chichén Itzá is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico with over 2.6 million tourists in 2017.

Here photographed: (left) Plataforma de las Aguilas y los Jaguares and (right) Plataforma de los Cráneos

Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material.

@simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo

#documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #mexico #mayaworld #mayanworld #yucatan #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #archaeology #mayaruins #mayanruins #igtravel #visualarchitects #lighting #dusk #chichenItza #mundomaya #themaya #yucatan #yucatanpeninsula 
image: @simonnorfolkstudio
words: @tribaleye

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@earth_2018_

Stunning 😍

@marianeweitz

Love Mexico

@casadaga_

@c_lovesdragons that bee was head over hills for you.

@heygram.ir

natgeo valentinleonard therock شات و تبلیغ رایگان، برای شات رایگان دایرکت پیام بفرستید

@workiyea

I wonder what happened in those civilizations( Maya’s Egyptian & some civilization in Southern Asia) where are they? I mean the people? How they disappeared & only this pyramids & abounded City’s left?

@dobjedub

Beautiful!!!👌👌👌🖖😊

@alfada

@jeffrey.93 mi amor te amo 😘❤️

@jerrydefuria

It was a very interesting place to visit.

@hannahmarielangendorf

@bigworld_teacherbudget and to think there’s so much world to see out there!

@olivo7730

Mi país hermoso

@adriendlm

@majders bring me back 🙏🏻

@r0bjones

Great memories, holidaying with my beau @johnpauledmondson 😘

@rope_jedi

Was there in 2013. Unreal

@sonja_fox

@jorge21rodriguez88 can we go next time?

@valentyn_g

І я тут був!!!👍

@kiara.t.73

Vacanza meravigliosa!!! Tornerei subito!!!❤️❤️❤️

@tutancamon7164

Viva Mèxico!

@nularey

México México México 😍

@nularey

Majestic 👌🏾

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