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This is the El Caracol observatory in the older (Maya) section of Chichen Itza in Yucatan Mexico. It was built sometime after 600 AD by the Maya. A few hundred years later, the Toltecs took over the site and built many newer structures. This building looks very similar to many modern observatories, but it was mainly used to mark the passage of the seasons and longer periods by the way that the structure was built and aligned with the stars.

This is the El Caracol observatory in the older (Maya) section of Chichen Itza in Yucatan Mexico. It was built sometime after 600 AD by the Maya. A few hundred years later, the Toltecs took over the site and built many newer structures. This building looks very similar to many modern observatories, but it was mainly used to mark the passage of the seasons and longer periods by the way that the structure was built and aligned with the stars.

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