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Becán Archaeological Sites

Becán is an archaeological site surrounded by a unique gap in the Mayan area, which, for some researchers, testified a continuous warfare between this and other cities in the region; for others, it’s a clear spatial division of social classes: the inner area, monumental buildings rise because this area was reserved for the elite.

The site is classified by academic researchers as a Regional Capital in one of the largest architectural areas in the state of Campeche, including the Rio Bec.

The name Becán was given by the archaeologists Karl Ruppert and John Denison what in Maya “Yucateco” language means "ravine (or Canyon) formed by water" due to its artificial pit, a prominent and unusual feature of the site and its surrounding. Becán can also mean "Snake Way" (Bé = road, kan = snake).