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#tb last week I had the chance to go to the Tikal National Park, the most important Mayan heritage in Guatemala and the sorrounding area. We entered the park at 4 am and made our way through the wild jungle just in the light of our torches. The jungle is still habitat to lots of wild animals like different kinds of snakes, howling monkeys and jaguars. Since the animals prefer to avoid the contact to humans, we couldn't encounter none of them but walking in darkness through the jungle was a great experience. Later we made our first break on top of one of the many pyramids to watch the sunrise in the jungle. Though the expectation was seeing a sunrise like in King of the Lions, due to the tense fog we only could watch the day becoming clearer. We have learned a lot about the Mayan civilisation and its culture so I'm really happy to have been there. It was a great experience!
Now some facts about Tikal via @simonnorfolkstudio: Tik’al is one of the largest pre-Columbian sites. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now Guatemala. The ruins lie among the tropical rainforests  hat formed the hearth of lowland Maya civilisation. Tik’al reached its peak during the Classic Period (CE 200 to CE 900). During this time, the city dominated the Maya region militarily, economically and politically. A dynastic line has been established for the city, including at least 33 rulers spanning 800 years. Studies of hieroglyphic inscriptions found at the site indicate that the city was then known as Yax Mutal or Yax Mutul. The site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979.

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Tik’al is one of the largest pre-Columbian sites. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now Guatemala. The ruins lie among the tropical rainforests  hat formed the hearth of lowland Maya civilisation. Tik’al reached its peak during the Classic Period (CE 200 to CE 900). During this time, the city dominated the Maya region militarily, economically and politically. A dynastic line has been established for the city, including at least 33 rulers spanning 800 years. Studies of hieroglyphic inscriptions found at the site indicate that the city was then known as Yax Mutal or Yax Mutul. The site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979.

Here photographed on assignment for National Geographic, Temple 2 / Temple of the Masks (centre), Temple 3 / Temple of the Jaguar Priest (left), and Temple 4 / Temple of the Headed Serpent (right.) Photographed from the the 47m (154ft) high Temple 1 / Temple of the Great Jaguar.

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после массажа чувствую себя совершенно другим человеком. думаю, может на всю неделю вперед записаться 🤔
а еще я загорела за один день, уже виден след от купальника!
и да, я всё еще ищу того, кто будет фотать меня и мои раскладки на песке 🙄 отзовитесь, хоть пообщаемся 🏖️ .
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El calendario #maya, herramienta de gran precisión utilizada por nuestros ancestros. En tu próxima visita a #Palenque #Chiapas busca tu mes de nacimiento #suncalendar #verano #verano2018 #instagram #igerschiapas #picoftheday #mundomaya #arqueologia #color #mayaworld 📸@pabritzi


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Desenhando o Parque Nacional de Tikal, na Guatemala, revivi toda a emoção de descobrir um dos mais impressionantes sítios arqueológicos que já visitei. Coberta por uma floresta tropical está uma cidade inteira, um dos maiores centros da Civilização Maya, onde viveram milhares de pessoas. Menos de 5% da cidade foi catalogada, entre templos, palácios e residências comuns. É um privilégio para qualquer ser humano ter a experiência de se sentar, no topo de uma das construções e observar este santuário natural e cultural. A Guatemala é um destino incrível! 🇬🇹 🇬🇹 🇬🇹🌋🦋🌴🇬🇹🇬🇹🇬🇹


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поехали на отдых с бабушкой и я поняла, что мне срочно нужно найти человека, который будет делать мне крутые снимки!!! ребят, кто нашел меня по геолокации, отзовитесь 😅
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El Castillo is the most awe-inspiring building in Chichen Itza. It reveals the incredible astronomical knowledge of the Mayans. For example, each of the four staircases is made up of 91 steps. With the top platform, they make a total of 365 steps, representing 365 days in a year. #travel #travelphotography #travelholic #travelblogger #igtravel #igtraveller #igtravelworld #igtravels #igtravelers #explorer #globetrotter #civilisation #civilization #pyramid #maya #mayaworld #ancient #ancientarchitecture #ruin #ruins #mesoamerica #unesco #worldheritage #chichenitza #chichenitzá #chichenitzamexico #chichenitzapyramid #chichenitzapyramid #chichenitzatour #wonders #sevenwonders


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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands for over 500 years. The city may have had the most diverse population in the whole of the Maya World. The presence of central Mexican architectural styles at the site was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Castillo, also called the Temple of Chac-Mool or the Temple of Kukulcán. At 25m (82ft) high, it is a type of Mayan calendar in stone: at the spring and autumn equinox, the shadow of a 'serpent' crawls down the balustrade.
Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material.

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Vacaciones #Akumal #vacationmode #mayaworld


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In Southern Mexico palm is woven into fans and other items. The shape of these fans mimics mats. In the ancient Mayan world “mats” were a symbols of “councils” who met on the mat to discuss important matters. And I think of how my yoga mat is my refuge. This is what runs through my head when I look at these things. So many layers of stories in things. #materials #materiality #mayaworld #mexico #meetingofthemats #onthemat #mayatulum


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Чтобы быть счастливым нужно просто быть. Любить, творить и вытворять. Не ждать, а делать. Не плакать, а смеяться. Все так легко и просто. Просто быть, просто любить 💕
@solo2406 люблю тебя, твоё отношение к жизни, себе и людям. мы очень старались сделать праздник, который ты заслуживаешь. надеюсь мы справились с задачей. любим и ценим, ты наш цветочек 🧚🏻‍♀️🌸💛 #loveisintheair #mysoulsister #mayaworld #bestfriends @lizagerman @katerinabolgarina @funkyianky @margo_parietale @ustymenkodaria @patricia__suarez @eva_shnaider @ka_alyona


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Tik'al is one of the largest pre-Columbian sites. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now Guatemala. The ruins lie among the tropical rainforests that formed the hearth of lowland Maya civilisation. Tik'al reached its peak during the Classic Period (CE 200 to CE 900). During this time, the city dominated the Maya region militarily, economically and politically. A dynastic line has been established for the city, including at least 33 rulers spanning 800 years. Studies of hieroglyphic inscriptions found at the site indicate that the city was then known as Yax Mutal or Yax Mutul. The site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979.

Here photographed the 47m (154ft) high Temple 1 (also known as the Temple of Ah Cacao or Temple of the Great Jaguar) seen from Temple 2. The structure is a funerary pyramid dedicated to Jasaw Chan K'awil, who was entombed in the structure in AD 734. To the left are some of the stelae (carved stone shafts, often sculpted with figures and hieroglyphs) that front the Northern Acropolis.

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

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Welcome to Palenque
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Cobá #vacation #mayaworld


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Сегодня снился сон, что мы с тобой вдвоём. На свадьбе у тебя. Мне повезло. Невестой была не я 🧚🏻‍♀️ #love

Проснулась. Улыбнулась 💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞 #хочукудрии #кнопочкидуши #mayaworld


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#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands for over 500 years. The city may have had the most diverse population in the whole of the Maya World. The presence of central Mexican architectural styles at the site was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Castillo, also called the Temple of Chac-Mool or the Temple of Kukulcán. At 25m (82ft) high, it is a type of Mayan calendar in stone: at the spring and autumn equinox, the shadow of a 'serpent' crawls down the balustrade.
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 #chaacmool #elcastillo #astronomy #Kukulcán
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Highway to Hell ✌️✌️ #Xibalba #cenote #secretriver #underground #cave
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Rafting @Coyolate River with our adventure colleagues from @riosguatemala
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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands for over 500 years. The city may have had the most diverse population in the whole of the Maya World. The presence of central Mexican architectural styles at the site was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Castillo, also called the Temple of Chac-Mool or the Temple of Kukulcán. At 25m (82ft) high, it is a type of Mayan calendar in stone: at the spring and autumn equinox, the shadow of a 'serpent' crawls down the balustrade.
Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material.

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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Palenque (Spanish: [pa'leŋke] (meaning “fortification”); Yucatec Mayan: Bàakʼ /ɓàːkʼ/) was a Maya city state in what is now Chiapas, Mexico that dates from circa 226 BCE to c. 799 CE. After its decline, the site was re-absorbed into the jungle, but has since been excavated and restored. Much of Palenque's history has been pieced together from a deciphering of the hieroglyphic inscriptions on the many monuments, and historians now have in-depth knowledge of the city-state's interplay with other rival city states.

Here photographed at Palenque, the Temple of the Cross Complex(the three main temples that comprise the Cross Complex are aligned to form a cross.). Left to right: the Temple of the Sun with the Temple of the Inscriptions behind; Temple XIV; El Palacio in the background and bottom right, the staircase rising to the Temple Of The Cross.

When the Spanish arrived in Chiapas in the 16th century, Palenque had been largely abandoned and the region was very sparsely populated. Father Pedro Lorenzo de la Nada was the first European to present a description of the ruins which he named Palenque, and according to his early accounts, the stone structures were still stucco-rendered and painted blue and red.

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@simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo

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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Tik'al is one of the largest pre-Columbian sites. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now Guatemala. The ruins lie among the tropical rainforests that formed the hearth of lowland Maya civilisation. Tik'al reached its peak during the Classic Period (CE 200 to CE 900). During this time, the city dominated the Maya region militarily, economically and politically. A dynastic line has been established for the city, including at least 33 rulers spanning 800 years. Studies of hieroglyphic inscriptions found at the site indicate that the city was then known as Yax Mutal or Yax Mutul. The site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979.

Here photographed the 47m (154ft) high Temple 1 (also known as the Temple of Ah Cacao or Temple of the Great Jaguar) seen from Temple 2. The structure is a funerary pyramid dedicated to Jasaw Chan K'awil, who was entombed in the structure in AD 734. To the left are some of the stelae (carved stone shafts, often sculpted with figures and hieroglyphs) that front the Northern Acropolis.

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

@simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo

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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands for over 500 years. The city may have had the most diverse population in the whole of the Maya World. The presence of central Mexican architectural styles at the site was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Castillo, also called the Temple of Chac-Mool or the Temple of Kukulcán. At 25m (82ft) high, it is a type of Mayan calendar in stone: at the spring and autumn equinox, the shadow of a 'serpent' crawls down the balustrade.
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 #chaacmool #elcastillo #astronomy #Kukulcán
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Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands for over 500 years. The city may have had the most diverse population in the whole of the Maya World. The presence of central Mexican architectural styles at the site was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Castillo, also called the Temple of Chac-Mool or the Temple of Kukulcán. At 25m (82ft) high, it is a type of Mayan calendar in stone: at the spring and autumn equinox, the shadow of a 'serpent' crawls down the balustrade.
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 #chaacmool #elcastillo #astronomy #Kukulcán
image: @simonnorfolkstudio


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#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands for over 500 years. The city may have had the most diverse population in the whole of the Maya World. The presence of central Mexican architectural styles at the site was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Castillo, also called the Temple of Chac-Mool or the Temple of Kukulcán. At 25m (82ft) high, it is a type of Mayan calendar in stone: at the spring and autumn equinox, the shadow of a 'serpent' crawls down the balustrade.
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 #chaacmool #elcastillo #astronomy #Kukulcán
image: @simonnorfolkstudio


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#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands for over 500 years. The city may have had the most diverse population in the whole of the Maya World. The presence of central Mexican architectural styles at the site was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Castillo, also called the Temple of Chac-Mool or the Temple of Kukulcán. At 25m (82ft) high, it is a type of Mayan calendar in stone: at the spring and autumn equinox, the shadow of a 'serpent' crawls down the balustrade.
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 #chaacmool #elcastillo #astronomy #Kukulcán
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Regrann from @natgeo - Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands for over 500 years. The city may have had the most diverse population in the whole of the Maya World. The presence of central Mexican architectural styles at the site was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Castillo, also called the Temple of Chac-Mool or the Temple of Kukulcán. At 25m (82ft) high, it is a type of Mayan calendar in stone: at the spring and autumn equinox, the shadow of a 'serpent' crawls down the balustrade.
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 #chaacmool #elcastillo #astronomy #Kukulcán
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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands for over 500 years. The city may have had the most diverse population in the whole of the Maya World. The presence of central Mexican architectural styles at the site was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Castillo, also called the Temple of Chac-Mool or the Temple of Kukulcán. At 25m (82ft) high, it is a type of Mayan calendar in stone: at the spring and autumn equinox, the shadow of a 'serpent' crawls down the balustrade.
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 #chaacmool #elcastillo #astronomy #Kukulcán
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Regrann from @natgeo - Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands for over 500 years. The city may have had the most diverse population in the whole of the Maya World. The presence of central Mexican architectural styles at the site was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Castillo, also called the Temple of Chac-Mool or the Temple of Kukulcán. At 25m (82ft) high, it is a type of Mayan calendar in stone: at the spring and autumn equinox, the shadow of a 'serpent' crawls down the balustrade.
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 #chaacmool #elcastillo #astronomy #Kukulcán
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Reposting @natgeo
Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands for over 500 years. The city may have had the most diverse population in the whole of the Maya World. The presence of central Mexican architectural styles at the site was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Castillo, also called the Temple of Chac-Mool or the Temple of Kukulcán. At 25m (82ft) high, it is a type of Mayan calendar in stone: at the spring and autumn equinox, the shadow of a 'serpent' crawls down the balustrade.
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 #chaacmool #elcastillo #astronomy #Kukulcán
image: @simonnorfolkstudio


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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands for over 500 years. The city may have had the most diverse population in the whole of the Maya World. The presence of central Mexican architectural styles at the site was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Castillo, also called the Temple of Chac-Mool or the Temple of Kukulcán. At 25m (82ft) high, it is a type of Mayan calendar in stone: at the spring and autumn equinox, the shadow of a 'serpent' crawls down the balustrade.
Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material.

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Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands for over 500 years. The city may have had the most diverse population in the whole of the Maya World. The presence of central Mexican architectural styles at the site was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Castillo, also called the Temple of Chac-Mool or the Temple of Kukulcán. At 25m (82ft) high, it is a type of Mayan calendar in stone: at the spring and autumn equinox, the shadow of a 'serpent' crawls down the balustrade.
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Странно чувствовать так сильно и так просто-мимолетность жизни -и свою.
М.Ц.#side#mayaworld ##manavgat


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5 more Wonder’s to go! 🌎 #MayaWorld


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