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Maya Sites in Mexico: Maya Sites in Campeche, Maya Sites in Chiapas, Maya Sites in Quintana Roo, Maya Sites in Tabasco, Maya Sites in Yucat Source Wikipedia

Maya Sites in Mexico: Maya Sites in Campeche, Maya Sites in Chiapas, Maya Sites in Quintana Roo, Maya Sites in Tabasco, Maya Sites in Yucat

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Published September 6th 2011
ISBN : 9781157875567
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82 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 81. Chapters: Maya sites in Campeche, Maya sites in Chiapas, Maya sites in Quintana Roo, Maya sites in Tabasco,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 81. Chapters: Maya sites in Campeche, Maya sites in Chiapas, Maya sites in Quintana Roo, Maya sites in Tabasco, Maya sites in Yucat n, Palenque, Uxmal, Becan, Izamal, Calakmul, Chichen Itza, Yaxchilan, Tonin, Chunchucmil, Southern Maya area, Sayil, Tulum, Mayapan, Izapa, Temple of the Inscriptions, Coba, Jaina Island, Xelha, Bonampak, Tortuguero, San Gervasio, Yookop, Oxkintok, Bolonch n, Campeche, Xlapak, Komchen, Man, Yucat n, Comalcalco, Kabah, Ek Balam, Kohunlich, R o Bec, Labna, Chacchoben, Chinkultic, Dzibilchaltun, Yaxuna, Ake, Muyil, Xcaret, Jolja, Edzna, Xpuhil, Acanceh, Uaymil, Loltun Cave, Chacmultun, Chicann, Punta Sur, Xtampak, Chiapas highlands, Yula. Excerpt: Calakmul (also Kalakmul and other less frequent variants) is a Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Campeche, deep in the jungles of the greater Pet n Basin region. It is 35 kilometres (22 mi) from the Guatemalan border. Calakmul was one of the largest and most powerful ancient cities ever uncovered in the Maya lowlands. Calakmul is a modern name, in ancient times the city core was known as Ox Te Tuun. Calakmul was a major Maya power within the northern Peten region of the Yucatan of southern Mexico. Calakmul administered a large domain marked by the extensive distribution of their emblem glyph of the snake head sign, to be read Kaan. Calakmul was the seat of what has been dubbed the Kingdom of the Snake or Snake Kingdom. This Snake Kingdom reigned during most of the Classic period. Calakmul itself is estimated to have had a population of 50,000 people and had governance, at times, over places as far away as 150 kilometers. There are 6,750 ancient structures identified at Calakmul the largest of which is the great pyramid at the site. Structure 2 is over 45 metres (148 ft) high, making it one of the tallest of the Maya pyramids. Four tombs...