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Calakmul: Ancient Mayan Superpower

January 11, 2009
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Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche

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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Structure XIII
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Calakmul is one of the most structure rich sites within the Maya region. The site contains 117 stelae
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Stele51CalakmulMuseum.JPG
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many elaborate murals
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Mask with ear ornaments
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Calakmul was a major Maya superpower within the northern Peten region of the Yucatan of southern Mexico.
the seat of what has been dubbed the Serpent Head Polity. This Serpent Head polity reigned, like Tikal, during most of the Classic Maya period. Calakmul itself is estimated to have had a population of 50,000 people and had governance, at times, to places as far away as 150 kilometers
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