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125 kilometers west of the city of Campeche

Its name is due to the fact that the owner of the nearby ranch was from Tabasco. Located 130 kilometers southeast of Campeche, it had its peak between 750 and 900 A.D. and its decline occurred towards 100 and 1250, in the early Postclassic period.

The site was reported by Teobert Maler in 1895; the excavated area consists of a rectangular plaza limited on its four sides by Chenes style buildings.

Structure I, also known as Temple-Palace, was probably the most important in the site. Its main façade is one of the grandest versions of integral zoomorphic fronts, inside a compact design, bordered by figureheads of the Monster of the Earth and profile figurehead cascades of Chaac. The temple is centered on a one-story building with eight chambers and a wide central stairway. To the southwest of this structure is The Tower, which is 3.5 high and has a vertical version of cresting, which is a type of stela made from masonry and a cresting.

East of the tower is Structure 3, a small base that has been restored, where you can see two cylindrical altars: one at the foot of the stairway and the other one just before passing the upper sanctuary.

In group 2, only 100 meters south of group 1, there are various monumental constructions distributed around plazas; in some of these there are vaulted chambers, which remain standing.

The Tabasqueño site stands out due to the amount of knowledge on architecture and the surroundings of the Chenes area.


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