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Chichén Itzá (maya: (Chichén) mouth of the well; the (Itza) witches of water ) is one of the major archaeological sites of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, located in the municipality de Tinum, in the State of Yucatán. Important and renowned vestige of maya lacivilizacion, the main buildings that endure there correspond to the time of the decline of the maya culture referred to by archaeologists as the Postclassic period.
The massive architecture that has survived to this day and is now emblematic of the reservoir, has a clear influence Toltec. The God who presides over the site, according to Mayan mythology, is Kukulcan, Quetzalcoatl, God taken from the Pantheon of Toltec culture maya rendering. That being said, should consider that Chichén Itzá was a city or a ceremonial center, which went through various constructive eras and influences of the various peoples who occupied it and that boosted it since its foundation.
The archaeological site of Chichén Itzá was inscribed on the World Heritage list by Unesco in 1988. On July 7, 2007, she was recognized as one of the new wonders of the world, by a private initiative without the support of Unesco, but with the recognition of millions of voters around the world.