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Committee Decisions

CONF 202 23.18

Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche (Mexico)

The World Heritage Committee,

Inscribes the Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (ii),(iii) and (iv):

Criterion (i): The many commemorative stelae at Calakmul are outstanding examples of Maya art, which throw much light on the political and spiritual development of the city.

Criterion (ii): With a single site Calakmul displays an exceptionally well preserved series of monuments and open spaces representative of Maya architectural, artistic, and urban development over a period of twelve centuries. 

Criterion (iii): The political and spiritual way of life of the Maya cities of the Tierras Bajas region is admirably demonstrated by the impressive remains of Calakmul.

Criterion (iv):  Calakmul is an outstanding example of a significant phase in human settlement and the development of architecture.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
Focal Point: LAC
States Parties: Mexico
Session: 26COM