El Tajin, an archaeological site in Veracruz State ,Mexico north of the port city of Veracruz and near Poza Rica is most famous for its unique building the Pyramid of the Niches.  The ruin is located in Papantla.
20*28’N, 97*28’W   site aligned North/south
Now in a Totonac area, the original builders  of El Tajin were thought by some archaeologists to be Huasatec people who started construction in 100 AD.
Voladores perform a rope and pole dance at the entrance
Notable buildings 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
17 ball courts discovered so far, I shaped courts, depictions of ritual blood letting, piercing of the penis adorn the walls,
500 htrs  30,000 inhabitants.    Museum
Site aligned North south

El Tajin Ruin Site, Veracruz, Mexico,
Pyramid of the Niches

El Tajin Pyramid of the Niches was built in 600 AD at El Tajin Ruin Site, Veracruz,  Mexico
El Tajin Pyramid of the Niches, built in 600 AD,  El Tajin Ruin Site, Veracruz,  Mexico
El Tajin Pyramid of the Niches, constructed in 600 AD, Veracruz,  Mexico
Pyramid of the Niches: A
Calendar Building Constructed in 600 AD Containing 365 Niches.
El Tajin Pyramid of the Niches
At El Tajin, 17 ball courts have been discovered so far.  They are  I shaped courts and several have sculptures in base relief depicting ritual blood letting
At El Tajin Ruin Site, Veracruz, Mexico, the Pyramid of the Niches is a unique building that is thought to be a stone calendar constructed in 600 AD.
El Tajin Ruin site is also noted for the 17 ball courts so far discovered.
El Tajin ball courts sculptures in base relief depicting ritual blood letting
El Tajin Pyramid of the Niches
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