Mob splashes water on tourist and demands her victim after she climbed the temple

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An angry mob threw water at and berated a tourist after she climbed the steps of an ancient Mayan temple and danced on top.

The woman enraged other visitors who milled around the Temple of Kukulcán, a landmark at the world-famous archaeological site of Chichén Itzá, a former Mayan city on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

As she climbed the 90 steps, which has been banned since 2008, the crowd can be heard shouting “jail, jail, jail” and “lock her up.”

Others suggested she should be sacrificed to the gods.

Tourist climbs Mayan pyramid

The woman threw up her arms and twisted her hips (Image: TikTok/@angelalopeze)

Tourist climbs Mayan pyramid

The stunt caused outrage from the other visitors (Image: TikTok/@angelalopeze)

As she reached the top of the temple at Chichén Itzá, which was named one of the Seven Wonders of the World by UNESCO in 2007, the tourist yelled “A-hole” and “idiot” as she rotated her hips and waved her arms.

She needed a guard’s escort to return to the ground as other visitors began throwing water at her, shoving her, and pulling at her hair.

The locals later called her “Lady Chichén Itzá”.

Tourist doused with water after climbing the sacred pyramid

She was pushed, shoved and doused with water as she came back down (Picture: Facebook/Thomas Calder)

Tourist climbs Mayan pyramid

A guard had to help her get through the angry crowd (Image: TikTok/@angelalopeze)

In a statement, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said the ancient monument was not damaged by the stunt, El Pais reports.

Trampling on the temple is reportedly punishable by fines of between £1,500 and £7,500 depending on the damage caused.

It was built between the 8th and 12thth Century and served as a temple of the god Kukulcán.

From January to September, Chichén Itzá was the country’s most-visited archaeological site, welcoming more than two million tourists, according to INAH figures.

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