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Located in the banana region of Izabal, Quirigu´┐Ż is one of the smallest Mayan cities but one of the most notable due to its splendid series of monuments. These include Stele E, which is the largest block of stone ever carved by the Mayas, over 30 feet in height.

 

The site includes temples, eleven other large stelae, and four rocks carved in the form of mythological animals. Together, they are one of the most beautiful expressions of Maya culture, for which reason Quirigu´┐Ż was declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.