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Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

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.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

iTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius. All
iiTo exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design. All
ivTo be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history. All



World Heritage Sites Brutalisms Atlas Obscuras Audio Guides News
Pinula Aqueduct 2020176kmsite_ao
Cathedral of Immaculate Conception 2020175.3kmsite_ao
St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park 2019212.3kmsite_ao
Tikal Temple IV 2019226.1kmsite_ao
Chinkultic 2019308.4kmsite_ao
Howler Monkeys of Tikal 2019225.8kmsite_ao
Museo de la Revolución Salvadoreña (Museum of the Revolution) 2019173.7kmsite_ao
Bolas de Fuego (Fireball Festival) 2019163.2kmsite_ao
Altun-Ha 2019287kmsite_ao
Murals of Bonampak 2019268.7kmsite_ao
Chapel of El Rey San Pascual 2019268.9kmsite_ao
La Ceiba Park 2019178.1kmsite_ao
Spider Monkeys of Tikal 2019225.7kmsite_ao
Cuello Mayan Ruins 2019315.5kmsite_ao
One of the Largest Pyramids in the World 2018291.8kmsite_ao
Lancetilla Botanical Garden and Research Center 2018178.4kmsite_ao
Mayan Stelae at Quirigua 20170kmsite_ao
A Century-Old, To-Scale Topographical Map of Guatemala 2017171.7kmsite_ao
The California Avocado Plaque in Antigua Guatemala 2017198.5kmsite_ao
Casa Popenoe in Antiqua Guatemala 2017198.2kmsite_ao
Mixco Viejo (Jilotepeque Viejo) 2017180.1kmsite_ao
The Most Colorful Cemetery in Guatemala 2017225.7kmsite_ao
Atitlan Antique Rose Garden 2017235.5kmsite_ao
National Assembly 222.1kmsite_brutalism
Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche 2002318.2kmsite_whs
Maya Site of Copan 198047.8kmsite_whs
Tikal National Park 1979225kmsite_whs
Antigua Guatemala 1979191.5kmsite_whs
Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site 1993164.3kmsite_whs
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System 1996268.2kmsite_whs



About the source: UNESCO

Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.

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