Chichen Itza Ball Court

Archeologists Determine Purpose Of “Watchtower-Style Structures” At Chichen Itza

Archeologists at Chichen Itza in Mexico have determined the original purpose of previously discovered “watchtower-style structures.” It’s believed the Maya people used these structures, which were located atop the walls of the ceremonial ball court, to calculate equinoxes and solstices. To determine their ancient functions, archeologists actually reconstructed the watchtower-like boxes, which had previously crumbled. …

Visit Chichen Itza On Google Maps

Google recently updated their Google Maps Street View to add 30 pre-Hispanic archeological sites, including Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan. The 360-degree “virtual tours” are each composed of millions of images, which were captured using a specially equipped off-road tricycle. Google Mexico worked with Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History on the project, and they hope …