Detail of the Temple of the Warriors, Chichen Itza Archaeological Site, Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

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Detail of the Temple of the Warriors, Chichen Itza Archaeological Site, Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. This building owes it's name to the rows of pillars displaying relief carvings of warriors. It was erected over an ancient structure known as the Temple of Chac Mool upon whose walls and interior pillars there are richly coloured carvings of plumed serpents warriors and priests. The upper building only partially reflects it's true splendour. There are three sculpted masks with extremely long noses on the outer walls and at the corners. On the the inner walls of the vaults there were murals with scenes of war and daily life. Chichen Itza means "At the mouth of the well of the Itza"
Location: Mexico