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Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche
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Type of site: Cultural
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Date of Inscription: 2002, 2014
Location: North America, Mexico, Calakmul Municipality, Campeche Province
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Description: Set deep in the tropical forest of the Tierras Bajas of southern Mexico sits Calakmul, an important Maya site that played a crucial role in this region’s history for over twelve centuries. Illustrating a vivid depiction of life in an ancient Maya capital are the site’s remarkably well preserved structures and the distinguishing overall layout. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Ancient Maya City and  Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche, is a renomination and the 2014 extension of the existing 3,000 ha cultural World Heritage property, Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche. It now becomes mixed natural and cultural property. The site is located in the central/southern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula, in southern Mexico and includes the remains of the important Maya city Calakmul,  set deep in the tropical forest of the Tierras Bajas. The city played a key role in the history of this region for more than 12 centuries and is characterized by well-preserved structures providing a vivid picture of life in an ancient Maya capital. The property also falls within the Mesoamerica biodiversity hotspot. This hotspot is the third largest in the world and encompasses all subtropical and tropical ecosystems from central Mexico to the Panama Canal. --From the 2014 description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Calakmul (also Kalakmul and other less frequent variants) is the name given to site of one of the largest ancient Maya cities ever uncovered. It is located in the 1,800,000 acre Calakmul Biosphere Reserve of Mexico, deep in the jungles of the greater Petén Basin region, 30 km from the Guatemalan border. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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