Dzibilchaltun, Temple of the Seven Dolls by Arian Zwegers
Dzibilchaltun, Temple of the Seven Dolls
Dzibilchaltún is a Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatán, approximately 10 miles north of state capital Mérida.
The most famous structure is the Temple of the Seven Dolls, so named because of seven small effigies found at the site when the temple was discovered under the ruins of a later temple pyramid by archaeologists in the 1950s. On the vernal equinox, the sun rises so that it shines directly through one window of the temple and out the other. This is a similar event to the descending snake of Chichen Itza designed to show the power of the gods. The temple is connected to the rest of the site by a sacbe, or "white road," so-called because they were originally coated with white limestone, built over stone-and-rubble fill.
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