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Chichen Itza ~ Mexico

The archaeological site of Chichen Itza is located in the eastern portion of Yucatán state in Mexico. Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people. It was one of the largest Maya cities, with the densely clustered architecture of the site core covering an area of at least 5 square kilometres.  The site contains many fine stone buildings in various states of preservation, and many have been restored. The buildings were connected by a dense network of paved causeways, called sacbeob. The Tzompantli structure or Wall of Skulls at Chichén Itzá is a Toltec structure, where the heads of sacrificial victims were placed. When visitors clap their hands in front of the 1,100-year-old Temple of Kukulcan, the pyramid answers in the voice of the sacred quetzal bird. Visitors must also watch their step as the site is covered in Iguanas.

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Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC

The dome-shaped Jefferson Memorial is an iconic American structure. The memorial is located in West Potomac Park on the shore of the Potomac River Tidal Basin, at the southern end of the National Mall. The interior of the memorial contains a 19-foot statue of Thomas Jefferson, and excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, which he authored, can be found on the southwest interior wall. The memorial is noted for its circular marble steps, portico, a circular colonnade of Ionic order columns and a shallow dome.Washington 2015-12

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