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Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche

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Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche

Date of Inscription2002
CategoryCultural Sites

Calakmul, an important Maya site set deep in the tropical forest of the Tierras Bajas of southern Mexico, played a key role in the history of this region for more than twelve centuries. Its imposing structures and its characteristic overall layout are remarkably well preserved and give a vivid picture of life in an ancient Maya capital.

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Capital: Mexico City (Distrito Federal)
Currency: Mexican peso (MXN)
Language: Spanish
Time Zone: UTC-6

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