Chichén Itzá[chē-chĕnˈ ē-tsäˈ, ētˈsə]
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An ancient Mayan city of central Yucatán in Mexico. It was founded c. A.D. 514 and abandoned in 1194. There are extensive well-preserved ruins on the site.