23 Little Known Facts About Chichen Itza

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Chichen Itza was once one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula. According to UNESCO, “the monuments of Chichen-Itza… are among the undisputed masterpieces of Mesoamerican architecture because of the beauty of their proportions, the refinement of their construction and the splendor of their sculpted decorations.” Ancient Origins visited Chichen Itza last month to bring you these exclusive photographs and video footage of this magnificent site.

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  1. steve clark

    great channel, good info

  2. Mario Buildreps - Antiquity Reborn

    These are no facts, only poor interpretations and a complete misunderstanding of our ancient history. The research of Ancient Origins is unsatisfactory because it only copies mainstream material and presents them as something new.

    1. Heaven Cent

      Mario Buildreps those are fact

  3. Xinguano

    dude, this is cool

  4. Xinguano

    dude, what is this cool music?

    1. MrButts6954

      I’d like to know too who’s doing this music……

    2. hjkjkgfhhplkkk

      @MrButts6954 yeah – never mind the historical content, just the ear candy! Unbelievable

    3. MrButts6954

      @hjkjkgfhhplkkk Kinda sad you have little music appreciation….

    4. hjkjkgfhhplkkk

      @MrButts6954 kinda sad that you totally missed the point of my comment.

  5. Jeffrey Salvador

    So if the temple was built on top of a preexisting temple then who built the original ?

    1. Jeffrey Salvador

      Felipe Fonseca I would like to think it was a civilization before them, maybe the olmecs

    2. Zayne

      I’ve also seen mention of a third, smaller pyramid discovered inside the structure at the core with no known plans to excavate yet.

    3. Heaven Cent

      Jeffrey Salvador it was the Maya who built THE WHOLE THING

    4. Fernando Valdez

      Jeffrey Salvador. The Toltecs. Chichén Itzá was once a Toltec city, but was turned into a Mayan city.

    5. danny porras

      Zayne you’re correct on this about a third Ruin inside..

  6. Mikaela Saint

    WINNER of the ball game was decapitated.

    1. AndroidMurders

      I believe it was the captain of the winning team if im not mistaked

  7. hjkjkgfhhplkkk

    an observation, in fact the “captain” of the winner’s team was killed as it was deemed an honour to win and transition to the after life a reward for victory.

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    if you want to get authentic and accurate interpretation of ancient mayan sites i suggest you visit rather rhan view spurious posts. Coba Mayan Tradition provide excellent tours with comprehensive detail which brings a first hand visit to life

  9. Andrew Burton

    Typo in the Title, it’s actually 24 facts.

  10. MANUEL

    Beautifull country

  11. Frank Vazquez

    Lots of incorrect information in this video AND the comments at the same time.

  12. al g

    Great architecture and artistic those mayans

  13. Roger Martin

    You want to make sure that you WIN !!

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