El Tajin is an archaeological site in Veracruz State ,Mexico north of the port city of Veracruz and near Poza Rica and Papantla.

Located at  20*28’N, 97*28’W, the site is  aligned North/south

El Tajin now ls now in a Totonac area but researchers believe that the original builders  of El Tajin were Huasatec people who started construction in 100 AD.
El Tajin Archaeological Ruin Site, Veracruz, Mexico
Pyramid of the Niches:
A Calendar Building Constructed in 600 AD
El Tajin
The most notable building in El Tajin is the Pyramid of the Niches, thought by some researchers to represent a stone calendar with 365 niches built into a pyramidal shaped building in 600 AD.
A Similar constructions is found in Mayan
Chichen Itza.  Both cities had a Toltec influence.
The Castillo at Chichen Itza is also thought to represent the calendar  
Pyramid of the Niches:
A stone Calendar  built in 600 AD
Ball court decorations depict ritual blood letting and sacrifice.
El Tajin, Pyramid of the Niches: A stone Calendar, 600 AD

Notable buildings at El Tajin include the Pyramid of the Niches, reportedly constructed as a calendar with 365 niches built into a pyramidal shaped building in 600 AD  
The culture flourished from 600 AD to 1100 AD  ending in 1150 AD

At the site, 17 ball courts have so far been discovered.  These are  I shaped courts, some with elaborately decorated walls. the carvings include depictions of ritual blood letting and the  piercing of the penis.  The site spreads over
500 htrs  and at one time had 30,000 inhabitants.  There is a Museum on the site.
El Tajin Archaeological Ruin Site in Veracruz, Mexico has a most notable building in its Pyramid of the Niches.  This stone Pyramid is thought by some researchers to represent a stone calendar with 365 niches built into a pyramidal shaped building in 600 AD.
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