MesoAmericas

Mayan Pyramids Reflect Quetzal Chirps

The piramids in Mesoamerica reflect the chirp of the quetzal birds. Clap your hands in front of the Temple of Kukulcan in Chichen Itza and the echo comes back as a chirp. The builders intentionally built the temples to do this. This spans several sites including Uxmal, Chichen Itza, and Teotihuacan to name a few.

The quetzal was sacred to the people of Mesoamerica and its image represents the Mesoamerican god Quetzalcoatl.

See the full article at National Geographic News.

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