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Iximché: Where Cultures Met


Iximché is a Kaqchikel archeological site in the highlands of Guatemala. Photo: Santiago Billy/Comvite
Iximché is a Kaqchikel archeological site in the highlands of Guatemala. Photo: Santiago Billy/Comvite

Iximché (pronounced ee-shim-CHE) was the capital of the Late Postclassic Kaqchikel Maya kingdom. Up until 1524, this Pre-Columbian city was a thriving place with strong trade and culture. Then, history happened. Now, it’s a park covered in short grass with temple mounds reminiscent of the classical Maya pyramids that now just sit in silence in the highlands of Guatemala.

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