Castle, west side (the merlons on the crest of the temple roof are Toltec in origin)
Like all pyramid construction in Mayan cities, the castle is a stepped pyramid with ceremonial stairways on all four sides. Although some Mayan pyramids contain the burial chambers of prominent rulers, their primary function was ceremonial (religious), unlike the tomb-pyramids of ancient Egypt.
Artform: ARCHITECTURE, Pre-19th Century
Country/Culture: Ancient Americas: Mexico
Date: 600-900 CE
Museum: © Davis Art Images
City/Location: CHICHÉN ITZÁ (MAYA-TOLTEC)
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