Photo Friday: 365 Steps

Mexico, Photo Friday — By Nicole Lerner on August 14, 2009 at 10:53 am

In which NileGuide destination was this photo taken? Bonus points for knowing the name of the structure.

UPDATE 8/17: The photo was taken outside Cancun along the Yucatan Peninsula at the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá. Built sometime between the 10th and 13th centuries AD, the Mesoamerican step-pyramid, nicknamed “El Castillo”, stands at the center of the Mayan archeological site. With 91 steps on each side plus the top step, the steps total 365, or one step for each day of the year.

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Photo by Esparta/Creative Commons

Tags: archeology, Cancun, Chichen Itza, Mayan, travel photo, Yucatan

    5 Comments

  • It’s 365 steps to the top of the Capitol Dome in Washington DC, but that just doesn’t feel right…

    My guess: Mexico City. Those Mayans loved stairs.

  • Tyler says:

    I’m going with the cozy Yucatan town of Cozumel! I think I saw ancient monument in Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto!

  • T says:

    My guess is Chichén Itzá, Mexico

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