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Ricardo Montalban Narrates "Caracol: The Lost Maya City", The Only Maya City To Survive The Collapse Of The Maya Civilization, Reclaimed From The Rainforest Before Your Very Eyes, As Archaelogists Rescue It From The Ravages Of Time And Decipher Its Writings While The Camera Crew Documents It (1988, Color, 59 Minutes) PLUS TWO BONUS TITLES: 1) THE NEW EXPLORERS: VOICES IN THE STONES, The Excavations At The Beautiful Ancient Mesoamerican Capital City Of Copan, Hosted And Narrated On-Site By Bill Kurtis (Color, 1993, 27 Minutes), And 2) APOCALYPSE THEN: THE FALL OF THE MAYA CIVILIZATION IN AD 900, Which Explores The Mysterious Maya Civilization's Birth, Rise And Fall (1987, Color, 24 Minutes), All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD!
* 2/9/2023: Updated With THE NEW EXPLORERS: VOICES IN THE STONES!
Caracol is a large ancient Maya archaeological site, located in what is now the Cayo District of Belize. It is situated approximately 40 kilometres south of Xunantunich and the town of San Ignacio Cayo, and 15 kilometers away from the Macal River. It rests on the Vaca Plateau at an elevation of 500 meters above sea-level, in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. Long thought to be a tertiary center, it is now known that the site was one of the most important regional political centers of the Maya Lowlands during the Classic Period. Caracol covered approximately 200 square kilometers, covering an area much larger than present-day Belize City (the largest metropolitan area in the country) and supported more than twice the modern city's population.
Copan is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization in the Copan Department of western Honduras, not far from the border with Guatemala. This ancient Maya city mirrors the beauty of the physical landscape in which it flourished-a fertile, well-watered mountain valley in western Honduras at an elevation of 600 meters (1,970 feet) above mean sea level. It was the capital city of a major Classic period kingdom from the 5th to 9th centuries AD. The city was in the extreme southeast of the Mesoamerican cultural region, on the frontier with the Isthmo-Colombian cultural region, and was almost surrounded by non-Maya peoples. Copan was occupied for more than two thousand years, from the Early Preclassic period to the Postclassic. The city developed a distinctive sculptural style within the tradition of the lowland Maya, perhaps to emphasize the Maya ethnicity of the city's rulers.