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Dzibanche Templo de los Cormoranes | by Eliseo Oliveras
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Dzibanche Templo de los Cormoranes

Dzibanché is an ancient Mayan city located in the extreme south of the state of Quintana Roo (Mexico), near the border with Belize and in the south of the Yucatan Peninsula. The archaeological site is still covered in grand part with a wild nature and forest. The Dzibanché name means “writing in wood” and the ancient Mayan city covered an area of more than 40 square kilometers.


The restored buildings are from the Late Classical Period (600-900 AD), but the first big structures were builded in the Early Classical Period (300-600 AD).


The Templo de los Cormoranes (Temple of Cormorants) is the highest building in Dzibanché. This pyramid with a temple on the top is the Structure number 2 of the site. One team was working in the restoration of the building when I visited the site in November 2004.



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Taken on November 24, 2004