Google Adds Mexican Ruins to Maps
Google added the Street View for added viewing of the ancient ruins found in Mexico. These ruins are discussed on Ancient Aliens and now you can take a closer look of your own.
- Chichen Itza’s El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulkan, a Maya pyramid built more than a millennium ago. Some researchers say the temple’s staircase was designed to create a “feathered serpent” shadow during the spring and autumn equinoxes, and can also produce quetzal-bird echoes when you clap your hands at just the right spot.
- Teotihuacan, the monumental city that was founded by a mysterious pre-Aztec culture and reached its height somewhere between 100 B.C. and the year 750.
- Tulum, a Maya walled city on the Yucatan Peninsula’s Caribbean coast that dates back to the 13th century and was still occupied when the Spanish arrived in the early 16th century. Today the well-preserved ruins are the middle of a modern-day resort area.
- Palenque, an important Maya site in the Mexican state of Chiapas that reached its peak in the 7th century. Last year, the remote-controlled exploration of a 1,500-year-old tomb at the Palenque site made headlines.
- Uxmal, a city that flourished during the Classic Maya period and is now a popular tourist attraction. Among its best-known ruins are the Pyramid of the Magician and the Governor’s Palace.
Ancient Aliens episode 6 from season 3- Aliens and Ancient Engineers (discusses various temples):