The Tentative Lists of States Parties are published by the World Heritage Centre at its website and/or in working documents in order to ensure transparency, access to information and to facilitate harmonization of Tentative Lists at regional and thematic levels.
The sole responsibility for the content of each Tentative List lies with the State Party concerned. The publication of the Tentative Lists does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever of the World Heritage Committee or of the World Heritage Centre or of the Secretariat of UNESCO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its boundaries.
Property names are listed in the language in which they have been submitted by the State Party
The area contains numerous Mayan cities built next to navigable rivers that it allowed them to control the trade and the regional economy. The area shares several characteristics like its strategic location, megalithic and hieroglyphic flight of steps, flat panels to the lateral of the flight of steps, the uses of pillars, the erection of stelaes associated to altars, roadways and in some cities the employment of defensive walls and moats. On the other hand, the sculpted monuments of the area describe the topic of the war, where the staring are the rulers.