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Dzibanché Archaeological Site

  • Othón P. Blanco, Quintana Roo, Grand Costa Maya, QR 77025

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The site extends over an area of more than 40 km2 and is made up of four groups of monumental architecture: Dzibanché or Main Group, Central Complex or Lamay Group, Tutil and Kinichná, groups that had specific functions, intercommunicated by sacbes or white Mayan roads. In the architecture of the site it is possible to observe the Peten style, style that was replaced in the middle of the Classic (approximately 600 A.D.), by temples with facades decorated with paired pilasters, very high vaults of double development with tensors at the ends of their narrow galleries and bases with bodies decorated with talud - board, characteristics belonging to a local style, associated to the Kaan dynasty, which was established in the site during the early Classic.
Information obtained from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)