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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Chichén Itzá (deserted settlement)  Chichén Itzá (deserted settlement)

Coordinates:
Lat: 20 40 58 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 20.6820  decimal degrees
Long: 088 34 14 W  degrees minutes   Long: -88.5700  decimal degrees

Note: Chichen Itza is an ancient Maya site in Mexico with hieroglyphic inscriptions. Formerly believed to be Tampu Tocco; probably founded by Mayan peoples of Yucatán peninsula in 6th century; site of only water source (wells) in the area; invaded in 10th century, possibly by Itzá (alternatively, Itzá may have arrived in 13th century).

Names:
Chichén Itzá (preferred,C,V)  ............ from Mayan, meaning "mouths of the wells of the Itzá people"
Chichén-Itzá (C,V)
Chichén (C,V)
Chi'ch'èen Ìitsha' (C,V,Mayan,U)
Chichen Itza (C,V)
Ruinas Chichén-Itzá (NA,V)
Chichén-Itzá, Ruinas (NA,V)
Uc Abnal (H,V)
Uuc Hab Nal (H,V)
Uuc Yabnal (H,V)
Uucyabnal (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Mexico (nation)  ........  Mexico (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Yucatán (state)  ............  Yucatán (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Chichén Itzá (deserted settlement)  ................  Chichén Itzá (deserted settlement) (P)

Place Types:
deserted settlement (preferred, C)  ............  founded 6th century CE, was largely abandoned by 16th cen., probably due to rise of city of Mayapán
archaeological site (C)  ............  since 19th century
ruins (C)
World Heritage Site (C)
inhabited place (H)
Maya (Mayan) (H)

Related geographic places:
formerly identified as ....  Tampu Tocco .......... (lost settlement)
........................................  (World, North and Central America, Mexico, lost & found/Mexico) [7031911]

Sources and Contributors:
Chichén..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)
Chi'ch'èen Ìitsha'..........  [VP]
...................................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Chichén Itzá..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 44
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 340
Chichén-Itzá..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Chichen Itza..........  [NRW Preferred]
.......................  Prager et al., A Checklist of Archaeological Sites with Hieroglyphic Inscriptions (2014-) accessed 3 May 2016
Chichén-Itzá, Ruinas..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Ruinas Chichén-Itzá..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Uc Abnal..........  [VP]
.................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Uuc Hab Nal..........  [VP]
.......................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Uuc Yabnal..........  [VP]
.......................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Uucyabnal..........  [VP]
....................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Subject: .....  [NRW, VP]
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1657009; -1657010
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 44
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 340
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
..........  Prager et al., A Checklist of Archaeological Sites with Hieroglyphic Inscriptions (2014-) "Chichen Itza", accessed 3 May 2016
..........  Times Atlas of World History (1989)

 

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