Mexico from Slides prt24: Chichen Itza prt2

1000 Columns of The Temple of a Thousand Warriors

1000 Columns of The Temple of a Thousand Warriors

(10 Shots) The Temple of the Warriors consists of a large stepped pyramid fronted and flanked by many rows of carved columns depicting the thousand warriors.

Between the Warriors

Between the Warriors

On top of the Stairs

On top of the Stairs

On top of the pyramid of the Temple of the Warriors is the temple. In front of the entrance is a typical sculpture of a lying figure with it’s head turned 90 degrees, called: Chacmool. It is a kind of offering table and the offers were placed in a bowl on it’s belly. On both sides of the entrance were large heads of the Kukulkan/Quetzalcoatl; the Feathered Serpent; kind of God of wind, corn, wisdom and life. On the walls of the temple were also reliefs of Kukulkan/Quetzalcoatl, with a human head in it’s mouth.

The Entrance of the Temple

The Entrance of the Temple

Chacmool

Chacmool

Quetzalcoatls near the Entrance

Quetzalcoatls near the Entrance

In the Mouth of Quetzalcoatl

In the Mouth of Quetzalcoatl

In the Mouth of Quetzalcoatl prt2

In the Mouth of Quetzalcoatl prt2

Offering Corn to the Jaguar God

Offering Corn to the Jaguar God

After the Rain

After the Rain

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4 comments
  1. I was there once – many many years ago!! would love to visit Yucatan again!!

    • Me too (These are digitized colour-slides from our trip in 1993).

  2. love your images from these wonderful and mysterious places Harrie!

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