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The Maya were an ancient civilization of southern Mexico and the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras Belize and El Salvador.

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Yaxhá, Guatemala, is a Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of the Petén Basin region, and a former ceremonial centre and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Yaxha was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum power during the Early Classic period (c. AD 250–600).

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The Maya civilization site of Palenque lies in the foothills of the Chiapas mountains of southern Mexico

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Learn All about Maya Civilization with This Detailed Guide

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