The ancient Maya date back more than 4,000 years and were famous for their architecture, mathematics and astronomical beliefs. Many of their impressive constructions still stand today in the jungles of southeast Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and western parts of Honduras. El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulcan, is the iconic structure that dominates the centre of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatan.
Climbing Kukulcan was stopped in 2006 and public access to the interior was blocked at the same time.
But author and researcher Anyextee managed to gain a rare look inside, sharing his experience on his YouTube channel.
He said: “Even though this is one of the most important pyramids in the land of the Maya, so few know what the interior of this iconic pyramid actually looks like.
“That’s with good reason – it has been closed to the general public for years.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Ancient Mayan pyramid in Chichen Itza (Image: GETTY)
The iconic structure draws scores of tourists each year (Image: YOUTUBE)
“Video documentation inside is scarce, but today I will bring you inside to investigate with me and experience it for yourselves.
“There are hidden chambers within – not just one, but two concealed structures within – like a Russian nesting doll.”
Built by the pre-Colombian Maya civilisation sometime between the eighth and 12th centuries, the pyramid served as a temple to the deity Kukulcan.
It has a substructure that likely was constructed several centuries earlier.
And Anyextee explained during his documentary how he got to look inside one such structure.
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Inside Temple of Kukulcan (Image: YOUTUBE)