National Geographic : 1913 Feb
Photo from W. H. Holmes, U.S.National Museum THE PYRAMID TEMPLE OF EL CASTILLO, YUCATAN This is one of the finest pyramid temples in all Mexico. It is 80 feet high and 200 feet square atitsbase. Itfronts a little east of due north and has stairways on all four sides. The walls of the temple which occupy theapex are3feet thick and are of plain masonry, but the pillars and portals are covered with sculpture in relief. A curious, warlike, human figure and colossal serpent heads are frequently repeated in the scheme of decoration, and the temple was possibly dedicated 'o the war god of the Itzas.