Coba Mexico c. 100-1500
The large Coba complex, much of which still remains to be excavated, consists of multiple temples and pyramids (including the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan) connected by an extensive system of ceremonial roads.
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- 20.492874° N, 87.724221° W
Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 30, 2011
Coba is a large group of sites connected to a central temple complex by a series of ceremonial "white roads" (sacbÃ©ob). There are more than 16 of these roads at Coba and their arrangement and purpose remains something of a mystery. Sometimes, for instance, a sacbe that is miles long will reach a very tiny ruin. But there are still a number of interesting temple pyramids and palaces at Coba, which are constructed in the Peten style. It takes about 3-4 miles of walking and at least that many hours to explore most of Coba. This pyramid naturally provides even more spectacular views. continue reading →