"Place of Inscribed Flat Stones" Dzibilchaltùn by smirnofforiginal

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Dzibilchaltun in the state of Yucatan is one of the largest, most ancient and possibly the longest settled Old Indian city in the whole of Mexico. At one time 40,000 people are estimated to have been living here. Dzibilchaltun covered 80 sqaure km of which, in the 1960's, archaeologists mapped 31 square km and revealed 8500 structures.

Many of thebuilding uncovered date from the 3rd to 1st centuries BC but some are more recent eg AD 600-900.

The Spaniards destroyed the ancient buildings and then used the site as a convenient source of stone!

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    Jun 27, 2007 at 8:25 AM

    Nice to see another Dzi page. We saw the museum in 2005. I'm not sure if it is larger or not. It was still partially closed because of a recent hurricane. By the way, what does "mooch" mean? - a "visit" or "walk"?


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