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El Castillo , also known as the Temple of Kukulkan, is a Mesoamerican step-pyramid at the Chichen Itza archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatán. Chichen Itza was a Columbian city built by the Maya people of the Post Classic. El Castillo was built by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization sometime between the 9th and 12th centuries CE. El Castillo served as a temple to the god Kukulkan, the Yucatec Maya Feathered Serpent deity closely related to the god Quetzalcoatl known to the Aztecs and other central Mexican cultures of the Post-classic period.

El Castillo is currently among one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The pyramid consists of a series of square terraces with stairways up each of the four sides to the temple on top. Sculptures of plumed serpents run down the sides of the northern balustrade.
Each of the pyramid's four sides has 91 steps which, when added together and including the temple platform on top as the final "step", produces a total of 365 steps(equal to the number of days of the Haab' year)

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