Calakmul, which in Mayan means “adjacent knolls”, is a pre-hispanic urban center located southeast of Campeche and represent the greatness of a city which has stood the taste of time. It was one of the most important cities of Mayan civilization, due as much to its extensions as to its population. It has a territory of five great architectural complexes organized around the Great Central Square, which was the meeting point of the political, religious and social forces. Due to its dense population, the city has more than six thousand structures in a space of 44 square miles, being one of the largest and most influential kingdoms in Mesoamerica (600-900 A.D.). The Mayan ruins are nestled in the Biosphere Reserve of Calakmul, which is the largest tropical ecological reserve in México and the second largest green lung in the continent, with an extension of over 700000 hectares. It is home to more than 86 mammal, around 282 bird, 50 reptile, 400 butterfly species and 73 kinds of native orchids.
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