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The everyday life of ancient Chichen Itza

  • Chichen Itza buildings were originally brightly painted in shades of red, green, and blue.
  • The wealthy wore similarly colorful dyed clothes made from animal skins.
  • The staple of the Mayan diet, maize, was often boiled in water with lime and eaten as a gruel or porridge mixed with chili pepper, or made into a dough for baking tortillas, flat cakes, or tamales.
  • At its peak, the city had a population of 50,000 people.
  • In the nortwest part of the city is the ceremonial wall of skulls from victims of human sacrifice.

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