Yaxhá, Guatemala, is a Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of the Petén Basin region, and a former ceremonial centre and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Yaxha was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum power during the Early Classic period (c. AD 250–600).

Yaxhá, Guatemala, is a Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of the Petén Basin region, and a former ceremonial centre and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Yaxha was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum power during the Early Classic period (c. AD 250–600).

Exploring the cradle of the Maya civilization, El Mirador ...

Exploring the cradle of the Maya civilization, El Mirador ...

Maya Tikal Glyph

Maya Tikal Glyph

TIKAL, EL PETÉN, GUATEMALA Tikal was once a grand capital of Maya civilization, and when they were built, the temples that flanked its Plaza Mayor were the tallest structures in the Western Hemisphere. Special passes are available on nights with a full moon, when the ruins of Tikal are at their most magical.

TIKAL, EL PETÉN, GUATEMALA Tikal was once a grand capital of Maya civilization, and when they were built, the temples that flanked its Plaza Mayor were the tallest structures in the Western Hemisphere. Special passes are available on nights with a full moon, when the ruins of Tikal are at their most magical.

Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in northern Guatemala.

Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in northern Guatemala.

Tikal

Tikal

# Altun Ha in Belize existed by at least 200 BC, perhaps even several centuries earlier, and flourished until the mysterious collapse of Classic Maya civilization around AD 900. Most of the temples date from around AD 550 to 650, though, like many Maya temples, most of them are composed of several layers, having been built over periodically in a series of renewals.

# Altun Ha in Belize existed by at least 200 BC, perhaps even several centuries earlier, and flourished until the mysterious collapse of Classic Maya civilization around AD 900. Most of the temples date from around AD 550 to 650, though, like many Maya temples, most of them are composed of several layers, having been built over periodically in a series of renewals.

Floating Down the River Of Xcaret, Riviera Maya. Xcaret is a Maya civilization archaeological site located on the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the modern-day state of Quintana Roo in Mexico.

Floating Down the River Of Xcaret, Riviera Maya. Xcaret is a Maya civilization archaeological site located on the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the modern-day state of Quintana Roo in Mexico.

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