The state of Campeche is located in the southeastern
part of Mexico, inside the Yucatán
actual territory of Campeche was
part of the large region that the Mayan civilization developed.
The heritage is visible in the many archaeological zones as well
as through the 17 ethnic groups descending from the Mayas living
in their own communities, especially in the south of the state.
After the Conquest of Mexico by the Spanish, at
the sixteenth century, the Indigenous and Europeans mix to give
the meztizo race. This is predominant now in the country, including
Campeche. Its cultural richness
is based on this fusion : the traditions, folklore, music, customs
and gastronomy are unique in the world.
A little more than 2,000 years ago, the actual territory of Campeche
was occupied by diverse Mayan groups which settled and built big
cities, developed their important civilization and left an imprint.
They were on the territory of Campeche
from the Formative Period (600 B.C.) to the late Post-Classical
During this time, the Mayas reached a noticeable degree of evolution.
They had a solid social organization, a strong economy based on
farming and trade, and a huge development in the arts and sciences.
They were excellent astronomers and mathematicians as well as remarkable
architects and urban planners.
We can find some evidences in some of the Mayan cities of the state
of Campeche, such as Calakmul,
El Tigre and the "Cerro de los Muertos",
at the south of the State, Jaina and the "Isla de Piedras"
along the coast and Xcalumkin and Xtampak, at the north.
and useful information
the celebrations, the traditions
and the customs
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