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Listed under Ancient Settlements in Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico.

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These well preserved ruins have the temple pyramid complex Mayan ruins are known for, but it's said that it's more like the Guatemalan temples, like Tikal for example, than the Yucatan Peninsular's other ruins. It's not unusual for this to be the case, because the Mayans weren't an empire – more a collection of friendly communities – so the architecture differs. The main main plaza has two temples lining it, one is called The Pyramid of the Owl because there's owls in the decoration, the other is The Temple of the Cormorant.

Dzibanché is near Chetumal and Morocoy.

Written by  Blair Metcalfe.

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