Chichén Itzá

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Chi·chén It·zá

 (chē-chĕn′ ē-tsä′, ēt′sə)
An ancient Mayan city of central Yucatán in Mexico, noted for its extensive well preserved ruins. The city was founded around the 6th century and abandoned by the end of the 12th century.

Chichen Itzá

(Spanish tʃiˈtʃen itˈsa)
n
(Placename) a village in Yucatán state in Mexico: site of important Mayan ruins
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Carved out of the geological flesh of the crater, the skycatching and skywatching spaces have a primeval intensity, as if they had been once inhabited, like the Valley of the Kings in Egypt or Chitzen Itza in Mexico, but are now an eerily vacant monument to a lost civilization.