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Witzna


Witzna is a mid-sized archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, situated in the Petén Basin region of what is now northern Guatemala. Significant occupancy is dated to the Classic period of Mesoamerican chronology.[1]

It is located near the confluence of the Holmul and Ixcanrío Rivers, rivers, near the site of Chanchich II.

The site's main center (dubbed the "Acropolis") contains several "palace" structures (two of which are 2 storeys high), stepped-pyramid "temples" and a ballcourt. A causeway joins this complex with the "Sculptures Complex", to the west. There are 3 stelae and 2 altars. The main residential area is at the eastern side of the site.

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  1. ^ (Spanish) Ancient Guatemala, cradle of the Mayan civilization



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