Archaeologists confirm Chichen Itza pyramid used in astronomy
|The Temple of Kukulkan (a Maya feathered serpent deity similar to the Aztec Quetzalcoatl),|
usually referred to as El Castillo ('the castle') [Credit: WikiCommons]
Last Friday, when the phenomenon occurred once again, Montero returned to calculate the alignment of the west stairs of the pyramid known as El Castillo, obtaining a figure that is outstanding from the standpoint of sacred astronomy, the INAH said.
The pyramid "points to the path with only one degree of deviation with regard to the entrance to the Holtun sinkhole, a site for offerings that is under study," Montero said.
"What we have here is an astronomical observatory of notable precision in a natural environment," Montero said.
Source: Fox News [July 25, 2013]