Castillo, Chichén Itzá
The Castillo Pyramid at Chichén Itzá
The Castillo is the main pyramid at the center of the Terminal Classic (800-1000 CE) site of Chichén Itzá in the center of Yucatan, Mexico. The balustrades along the sides of the stairways depict the Feathered Serpent Quetzalcoatl, also featured in the carved columns in the main temple building on top. In this image, the Castillo is under reconstruction for the purposes of archaeological tourism.
This image is in a collection once owned by James A. Coulter, but several of the images are marked with labels such as "Cabrera photo".
Department of Anthropology, Miami University