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Ruins of Quirigua
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Ruins of Quirigua

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Guatemala
Description:
Inhabited since the 2nd century A.D., Quirigua had become during the reign of Cauac Sky (723–84) the capital of an autonomous and prosperous state. The ruins of Quirigua contain some outstanding 8th-century monuments and an impressive series of carved stelae and sculpted calendars that constitute an essential source for the study of Mayan civilization.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Ruins of Quirigua", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.