Comalcalco
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Comalcalco

Náhuatl word: Comalli Calli-Co, meaning "House of the Comales*". It is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in the town of Comalcalco, Tabasco, of about 60 km from Villahermosa, the capital of the state.

The ruins are a necropolis of the Classic Mayan period (from the first century B.C to IX AD) built with bricks and stucco of oyster’s shell. This site is considered the most western of the Mayan culture. The city developed between 700 B.C. and 900 AD.

The pre-Hispanic settlement, where the architectural groups are located, covers an area of 72 acres (7 km ²). The buildings were decorated with modeled stucco, which were also painted in colors like red, blue, green, yellow and black, so that, the bricks were not visible.

In June 2011, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced the discovery of what could be the first Mayan cemetery; finding a total of 116 Funeral burials over a thousand years old.

*Comal is a plate made in mud or iron to cook