Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
Chichen Itza was a big pre-Columbian city constructed by the Maya people of the Post Classic. The archaeological place is situated in the city of Tinum, in the Mexican state of Yucatán.
Chichen Itza was a main central point in the northern Maya lowlands from the Late Classic through the Terminal Classic and into the early section of the Early Postclassic era. The site shows a huge number of architectural techniques, meaningful of methods seen in central Mexico and of the Puuc and Chenes styles of the northern Maya lowlands. The occurrence of central Mexican methods was once thought to have been representative of straight migration or even invasion from central Mexico, but most modern interpretations view the existence of these non-Maya methods more as the outcome of cultural distribution.
Chichen Itza was one of the biggest Maya cities and it was expected to have been one of the imaginary big cities, or Tollans, demoted to in afterwards Mesoamerican fiction. The town may have had the most different residents in the Maya world, a reason that could have donated to the range of architectural styles at the site.