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The Great Pyramid of Calakmul Virtual Cache

Hidden : 08/24/2017
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Geocache Description:

Calakmul was one of the largest and most powerful ancient cities ever uncovered in the Maya lowlands. It is now a great acheological site in the jungle. Come and admire the vast Mayan complex of Calakmul!

Calakmul itself is estimated to have had a population of 50,000 people and had governance, at times, over places as far away as 150 kilometers. There are 6,750 ancient structures identified at Calakmul; the largest of which is the great pyramid at the site. Structure 2 is over 45 metres (148 ft) high, making it one of the tallest of the Maya pyramids (source: wikipedia). From the top of Structure 1 you may be able to see the mayan site of El Mirador located in Guatemala southward. You might also see toucans (and even a jaguar if you are lucky!) while walking on the numerous paths.

To log this virtual cache, you must reach the top of the Structure 2 (the highest pyramid of the site, nice hike :-) ) and post your prettiest panorama or even better, an original-out-of-ordinary photo taken at this place!!

Virtual Reward - 2017/2018

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.

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