National Geographic : 1931 Jul
Photograph by Col. Charles A.Lindbergh AN AIR VIEW OF CHICHEN ITZA, THE MECCA OF THE MAYA WORLD In the left center foreground is the Monjas, probably the palace of the Itzan rulers; beyond it is the Caracol, orAstronomical Observatory, acircular tower on a rectangular base (see page 113). The Red House, a temple with a red band running around the antechamber, isatthe extreme left, and above it is the Ball Court, where a game similar to modern basket-ball was played. In the upper center is the Castillo, and tothe right the Temple ofthe War riors. In the right foreground is the Akab'tzib, or House of the Dark Writing.