Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-107).
Formatted Contents Note:
Where is Chichen Itza? -- World of the Maya -- People on the move -- At the edge of the well of Itza -- El Castillo -- Life in the big city -- Temple of the Warriors -- Looking to the sky -- Invasion of the Spanish -- Discovering the past -- A living culture -- Timelines.
"Although it's known more as an important tourist attraction today, the city of Chichen Itza was a powerful religious, political, scientific, and artistic center of the Maya people. Readers will learn about how Chichen Itza began and what happened to cause the downfall of a great society. The book also provides details about the culture of the Maya of Chichen Itza and the stunning architecture they built like the El Castillo pyramid, the Temple of the Warriors, and the massive ball court that was used for games and rituals."--Amazon.