After an authentic Yucatecan lunch in Piste nearby, we returned to the site. There we walked along the sacbe which is an ancient Maya paved road. After the. Sacbe we saw the sacred cenote which was used for ritual sacrifice until the early twentieth century. Just like the cenote from the morning had a corresponding Temple of Venus and pyramid nearby, this larger cenote also had a larger Temple of Venus a pyramid nearby as well. The pyramid also had four staircases with serpents but was much larger. The structures were duplicated on a larger scale from the morning ones. Everyone was surprised by how grand the Castillo was. Compared tot the one in Coba, it was more put together and less destroyed. The one in Coba was taller, but the one from today looked more massive and had a stronger impression because it was more intricate and had more space around it.
Towards the end of the day we visited Chichen Itza's famous ball court which was famous in the Maya World. We don't know exactly what it was used for but some theories thought it was for humans vs. lords nfrom the underworld.
--Becky and Jamie
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Location:Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico