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Chichen Itza and the Flower of Life

The Pyramid at Chichén Itzá (before 800 A.D.) Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, the most famous Mayan temple city, served as the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization. Its various structures - the pyramid of Kukulkan, the Temple of Chac Mool, the Hall of the Thousand Pillars, and the Playing Field of the Prisoners – can still be seen today and are demonstrative of an extraordinary commitment to architectural space and composition. The pyramid itself was the last, and arguably the greatest, of all Mayan temples.

The Flower of Life is a geometrical figure composed of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles, that are arranged so that they form a flower-like pattern with a sixfold symmetry like a hexagon. The center of each circle is on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same diameter.

The Flower of Life symbol is over six thousand years old. Throughout human history, philosophers, artists, and architects around the world have known this symbol for its perfect form, proportion, and harmony.

 

 

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Last updated: September 23, 2007