Cahal Pech A Day Trip Out Of Orange Walk, Belize
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March 18th, 2009 – by: geokid
Cahal Pech "Place of ticks", a Maya ceremonial center on the southern outskirts of San Ignacio Town in the upper Belize Valley of the Cayo District, Belize. A 15 minute walk from San Ignacio. The site is on a crest of a steep-sided hill on the west bank of the Macal River. The acropolis, about 900 feet above sea level, which affords great views of the Maya Mountains to the south and to the northeast the lush valleys of the Belize River. Cahal Pech was first occupied prior to 1500 BC. Exotics like, jade and obsidian from sources to the east and north of Guatemala City, marine shell from the Caribbean began to arrive at Cahal Pech prior to 1000 BC. Monumental building began prior to 300 BC.
The tallest structure is 77 feet tall.
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