WHS with remains of Mayan culture.
The history of Maya civilization generally is divided into three principal periods: the Preclassic (c. 2000 BC – 250 AD), Classic (c. 250–900 AD), and Postclassic periods (c. 950–1539 AD).
|Calakmul||"The history of the Maya Classic period is dominated by the rivalry between Tikal and Calakmul, likened to a struggle between two Maya "superpowers". (wiki) "The archaeological sites in the property contain some unrivalled examples of Maya monumental architecture" (Crit IV OUV)|
|Chichen-Itza||"Chichen-Itza is the most important archaeological vestige of the Maya-Toltec civilization in Yucatan (10th-15th centuries)." (crit iii OUV)|
|Copán||"The Maya site of Copan represents one of the most spectacular achievements of the Classic Maya Period" (Crit iv OUV)|
|Joya de Ceren||Late Preclassic Maya Period Mesoamerican settlement (AB ev)|
|Palenque||"Older than the ensemble at Tikal, whose major monuments were constructed a hundred years later, the group of ceremonial buildings at Palenque is an outstanding example of a ceremonial and civic site corresponding to the middle of the Classic period in the Maya area." (Crit iv OUV)|
|Quirigua||The monuments of the Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua are an outstanding example and the largest corpus of Maya art masterpieces. (OUV)|
|Sian Ka'an||The reserve includes some 23 known archaeological sites of the Maya civilization, including Muyil.|
|Tikal National Park||Tikal National Park is an outstanding example of the art and human genius of the Maya. (OUV)|
|Uxmal||"demonstrate the social and economic structure of late Maya society before it disappeared in the Terminal Classic Period" (OUV crit iii)|
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