If you had the chance to go on vacation to Mexico, you may have already seen the pyramid of Kukulcan. This famous monument is undoubtedly the pre-Columbian construction the most known in the world, a true symbol of culture Maya, including the city that surrounds it, baptizedChichen Itza, is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1988.
The building 30 meters high, built in the manner of Russian dolls, pays homage to the godKukulcan, a pan-Mesoamerican deity, symbolized by a feathered serpent. And for the little anecdote, the stairs of this pyramid, which Mexicans nickname "El Castillo", have been constructed in such a way that the displacement of the sun, at each equinox, projects a shadow in the prolongation of the carved serpent's head at the bottom of the staircase, giving the impression that the snake ascends or descends stairs of the pyramid.
An anecdote that makes sense, you will discover, with this impressive mapping that we share today. Unveiled on the occasion of an annual event called"Noches of Kukulcán", this projection that takes place at night gives truly life at the pyramid.
An original way to pay homage, using technical prowess, to culture Maya now gone, while telling a story related to that of the pyramid. If the video is accelerated to reinforce the visual side, we still detect many elements specific to the Mayan culture, including astronomy, the nature but also human sacrifices. We imagine that it must be even more incredible to discover it in real life!
Imagined by: Noches of Kukulcan