Published On: Thu, Nov 16th, 2017

7 archaeological sites in Mexico that not many know about

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Mexico has a great archaeological tradition due to the number of cultures that inhabited this land before Mexico itself existed, which makes archaeology one of the most important topics when it comes to travel and tourism related activities.

Obviously, we know about the prehispanic cultures that inhabited this land, however, there are many non-famous sites that are mostly overshadowed by traditional ones.

We practically know the most famous pyramids and archaeological centers such as Teotihuacán, Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Palenque, among others, leaving aside large constructions of allegedly “minor importance”, although many times, of greater beauty than the “tradicionales“.

These places, alien to the general public due to lack of publicity and difficult access, are, in fact, fantastic cities that amaze anyone who ventures to reach them.

All of these places stunningly beautiful and they were built in the middle of lush jungles or mountainous scenarios.

Here, 7 archaeological zones in Mexico that few people know:

1. Tamtok y Tamohi, San Luis Potosí

Tamtok y Tamohi, San Luis Potosí
 Located at the Huasteca Potosina, the place is also a “Magical Town” (Pueblo Mágico).

2. Teotenango, Estado de México

Teotenango, Estado de México

The word means “place of the holy wall” in teotihuacano tongue. It is located at the Tetépetl hills, and it is the second biggest archaeological site in the State of Mexico

3. Cañada de la Virgen, Guanajuato.

Cañada de la Virgen, Guanajuato.
Not far from San MIguel de Allende and the city of Guanajuato, La Virgen is not as popular as these known widely known tourist destinations

4. Chacchobén, Quintana Roo.

Chacchobén, Quintana Roo.
When it comes to archaeological site in Quintana Roo, people always think of Tulum or Cobá, but not many know about Chacchoben, which is a huge site that features roads, pyramids, juego de pelota, and many other buildings.

5. Bonampak, Chiapas

Bonampak, CHiapas
Bonampak is an ancient Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Chiapas, best known for its murals.

6. Calakmul, Campeche

Calakmul, Campeche
Calakmul is a Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Campeche, deep in the jungles of the greater Petén Basin region.

7. Yaxchilán, Chiapas

Yaxchilán, ChiapasYaxchilan is an ancient Maya city located on the bank of the Usumacinta River in what is now the state of Chiapas, Mexico.
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