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Ek Balam

Ek’ Balam is a Yucatec-Maya archaeological site within the municipality of Temozón, Yucatán, Mexico. It lies in the Northern Maya lowlands, 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Valladolid and 56 kilometres (35 mi) northeast...

El Lagartero

Se conoce al sitio como “Lagartero” desde 1972, cuando llegaron los primeros colonos, ya que entonces abundaban los lagartos en la Ciénega. El río lleva además el nombre de Lagartero. Importancia Cultural Lagartero desempeñó...

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El Meco

Zona arqueológica maya de gran importancia, se le reconoce como el centro de funciones civiles y religiosas mayas. El nombre original de este asentamiento se desconoce. La zona tiene una posición estratégica, ya que...

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El Mirador

El Mirador is a large pre-Columbian Mayan settlement, located in the north of the modern department of El Petén, Guatemala.

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El Rey

Sitio arqueológico ubicado en la Zona Hotelera de Cancún. No se conoce el nombre original del sitio, pero se le denominó “El Rey”, debido a que en ese lugar se descubrió la porción superior...

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El Zapotal

El Zapotal is a Totonac culture archaeological site, located in the region known as Mixtequilla, between the Blanco and Papaloapan rivers in the Ignacio de la llave Municipality in the Veracruz State, Mexico. Its...

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Grutas de Loltún

Loltun Cave is a cave in the Yucatán, approximately 5 km (3.1 mi) south of Oxkutzcab. The cave contains paintings attributed to the Maya civilization from the Late Preclassic Era or even older. The...

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Hormiguero

Hormiguero was a Mayan city which was at its peak in the Late Classic Period (650–850). It is located 22 kilometers south of Xpuhil in the Mexican state of Campeche. Only a few of...

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Joya de Cerén

Joya de Cerén (Jewel of Cerén in the Spanish language) is an archaeological site in La Libertad Department, El Salvador, featuring a pre-Columbian Maya farming village preserved remarkably intact under layers of volcanic ash....

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Kabah

Kabah (also spelled Kabaah, Kabáh, Kahbah and Kaba) is a Maya archaeological site in the Puuc region of western Yucatan, south of Mérida. Kabah is south of Uxmal, connected to that site by a...