Yaxha is a Mesoamerican archaeological site and a former ceremonial centre and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Yaxha was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum power during the Early Classic period (c. AD 250–600). The
city was located on a ridge overlooking Lake Yaxha. The ruins include the remains of more than 500 structures with a number of major archaeological groups linked by causeways. Approximately 40 Maya stelae have been discovered at the site, about half of which feature sculpture. The ruins fall within the borders of the Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park,[6] which encompasses an area of 37,160 hectares (143.5 sq mi) and incorporates the remains of four ancient Maya cities: Yaxha, Topoxte, Nakum and Naranjo.
, Laguna Yaxjá, Γουατεμάλα
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