Cara Sucia / El Imposible

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Cara Sucia / El Imposible is part of the Tentative list of El Salvador in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Cara Sucia / El Imposible comprises a mixed proposal of a pre-Columbian archaeological site and the largest extant forest in the highlands of El Salvador. It used to be a regional center of the Cotzumalhuapa culture. The site holds an acropolis, two enclosed ballcourts, and a 14-meter-high pyramid, as well as several minor pyramids and platforms. They were made of large river cobble stones. The site is now mostly overgrown and has been subject to looting.

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Full Name
Cara Sucia / El Imposible
Country
El Salvador
Added
1992
Type
Mixed
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1992 Added to Tentative List

The site has 2 locations

Cara Sucia / El Imposible: Cara Sucia site (T)
Cara Sucia / El Imposible: El Imposible NP (T)

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