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Location: Guatemala         Length: 9 min

The Mirador Basin, Guatemala, is noted for its many pre-Classic Maya cities and monuments, predating the Classic Maya sites of nearby Tikal by 800–1200 years. La Danta pyramid, at El Mirador, may be the largest in Mesoamerica. The Mirador Archaeological and Wildlife Preserve, proposed by the Global Heritage Fund and others, may be the only chance to save the last forests of the Maya Biosphere, of which 70 percent has been cut and burned in the past decade, from an environmental catastrophe similar to that seen by the ancient Maya.

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El Mirador (Wikipedia)

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Mirador Basin National Monument: The Cradle of Maya Civilization (Foundation for Anthropological Research and Environmental Studies)

Mirador, Guatemala: The Cradle of Maya Civilization (Global Heritage Fund)