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CHICHÉN ITZÁ: THE CARVINGS

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Map of the Carvings

1. Casa Colorada Inscriptions

These record that Chichén lords celebrated a ritual in September 869 to ensure the city’s prosperity.

2. Chac-Masks of Las Monjas

The curling snout of the rain-god Chac is depicted repeatedly in rows at the Nunnery.

3. Platform of the Jaguars and Eagles

This small platform may have been used for rituals by the warrior Orders of the Jaguars and Eagles. Its carvings show these animals tearing open human victims to eat their hearts.

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