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1) Chichen Itza. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...According to one system of dating, it was founded c.514, probably by the Itza, and after being abandoned (692) and reoccupied (c.928) was chosen by Kulkulcan (see...

2) Itza. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Maya of Yucatan (Mexico) and Peten (Guatemala). Probable founders of Chichen Itza, which they occupied at various times from c.514 to 1194, they moved (1450?) S from...

3) Flores, town, Guatemala. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Peten department, N Guatemala. Flores was built on an island in the southern part of Lake Peten Itza and on the site of the Itza Mayan city of Tayasal. Tayasal was...

4) Peten. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Mexico and Belize rather than to the rest of Guatemala. The Usumacinta River system drains most of the region. Rainfall is very heavy. There are large, permanent...

5) Morley, Sylvanus Griswold. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sylvanus Griswold, 1883-1948, American archaeologist, b. Chester, Pa., grad. Harvard, 1908. A specialist in Middle American archaeology and Mayan heiroglyphs, Morley...

6) Merida, city, Mexico. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Yucatan state, SE Mexico. It is the chief commercial, communications, and cultural center of the Yucatan peninsula. Founded (1542) by Francisco de Montejo, the younger,...

7) Uxmal. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. A Late Classic period Maya center situated in the Puuc hills, Uxmal flourished between 600 and 900. It is one of the finest expressions...

8) Yucatan, state, Mexico. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Campeche and Quintana Roo. The principal industry is tourism and the cultivation and preparation of henequen-mostly exported to the United States. Citrus production...

9) Tula, ancient city, Mexico. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The city is believed to be Tollan, the legendary Toltec capital mentioned in a number of postconquest sources, including Bernardino de Sahagun's Historia General...

10) Guatemala, country, Central America. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Republic of Guatemala, republic (1995 est. pop. 10,999,000), 42,042 sq mi (108,889 sq km), Central America. The country is bounded on the north and west by Mexico,...

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