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AGUATECA

Aguateca is a Classic Maya (250- 900 A.D.) archaeological site located in the southwestern Peten region of Guatemala. Aguateca's main feature is a series of stelae dedicated to its rulers. It has been suggested that the combined armies of this site & nearby Dos Pilas brought about the downfall of neighboring Altar de Sacrificios. If true, in the aftermath the warring Aguateca would surely have emerged as master of the Rio de la Passion region, at least for a time. This site is unusual in that it contains the only known bridge formed in Maya civilization and is surrounded by a natural moat fortification formed by a fault line. Guests can explore the natural fault as well as a small selection of restored monuments and some intricate carvings.

 

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