Chichen Itza is an ancient Maya city located in the northern part of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The city is thought to have been founded around the 6th century AD. Nevertheless, it only rose to prominence several centuries later. Chichen Itza dominated the Yucatan Peninsula during the early part of the postclassic Maya period, from about the 10th to 13th centuries AD.
Explore the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itza, often called one of the “seven wonders” of the world. National Geographic Explorer and archaeologist Guillermo de Anda narrates this immersive video, explaining the significance of the site and his current work searching for a hidden cenote underneath the Temple of Kukulcan.
What did the ancient city of Chichen Itza look like? In this virtual tour I show you the architecture of all the civic and religious structures that conformed the great pre-Columbian city in Mexico.
This episode investigates the ancient Maya city of Chichen Itza and its iconic pyramid, El Castillo. Located deep in Mexico's Yucatan jungle, Chichen Itza is the best-preserved Maya city in existence.