Inhabited since the 2nd century A.D., Quiriguá became the capital of an autonomous and prosperous state. Its ruins contain some outstanding monuments and an impressive series of carved stelae and sculpted calendars that constitute an essential source for the study of Mayan civilization.
Archaeological Sites in Guatemala
Tak'alik Ab'aj is a pre-Columbian archaeological site located in southwestern Guatemala. The city was a commercial hub between the Guatemalan highlands and the Pacific coast. It is is one of several Mesoamerican sites with both Olmec and Maya features.
The Cultural Triangle: Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo National Park is a monumental area that contains Mayan cities like Yaxhá, Nakum, Naranjo and Holmul. It is the site of the first multidisciplinary project involving archaeologists, architects, conservators, restorers, biologists and workers.
Surrounded by the lush vegetation of the Maya Forest, lies one of the major sites of Mayan civilization. Tikal National Park is one of the few World Heritage properties inscribed according to both natural and cultural criteria for its extraordinary biodiversity and archaeological importance.