Location Department of El Peten, Guatemala
Coordinates N17 13 0 W89 37 0
Property 57,600 ha
Date of Inscription 1979
Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/64 )
In the heart of the jungle, surrounded by lush vegetation, lies one of the major sites of Mayan civilization, inhabited from the 6th century B.C. to the 10th century A.D. The ceremonial centre contains superb temples and palaces, and public squares accessed by means of ramps. Remains of dwellings are scattered throughout the surrounding countryside.
Photos from Landolia