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Kohinlich it is a large archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, located on the Yucatan Peninsula. The site covers about 21 acres, surrounded by dense sub-tropical rainforest, and it contains almost 200 mounds, that remain largely unexcavated. The city was elaborately planned and engineered, with raised platform and pyramids, citadels, courtyards and plazas surrounded with palace platforms, all laid out to channel drainage into a system of cisterns and an enormous reservoir to collect rainwater. Many of the structures are still covered with thick vegetation and overgrown by trees. The city appears to have functioned as a regional center. The road approaches the site from the north and leads into an enormous central plaza ringed by pyramids and temple platforms. To the north there is a massive, raised acropolis, or citadel, with a palace complex around a courtyard to the north-west. Further east there is the Pyramid of the Masks, built in honor of the sun god. And south of the main plaza lays the marvelous, sunken Plaza Mervin, on the west side of the site, and a small ball court further to the east.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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