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The additional, nearby marker on Bacalar
Photographer: J. Makali Bruton
Taken: March 31, 2019
Caption: The additional, nearby marker on Bacalar
Additional Description: Las maravillas y recursos naturales de Bacalar lo hacen uno de los lugares mas bellos del estado de Quintana Roo. De nombre Maya Bakjalal, que significa “rodeado de carrizos”, esta zona se ubica en la ribera de la laguna que lleva su nombre y en la época prehispánica fue la población mas importante y cabecera de Uaymil, una de las 16 provincias en las que estaba dividida la peninsula de Yucatán antes de la llegada de los conquistadores.

English translation:
The wonders and natural resources of Bacalar make it one of the most beautiful places in the state of Quintana Roo. Named by the Mayas as Bakjalal, which means "surrounded by reeds", this area is located on the banks of the lagoon that bears its name and in the pre-Hispanic era was the most important population and capital of Uaymil, one of the 16 provinces in which the Yucatan Peninsula was divided before the arrival of the Conquistadores.
Submitted: June 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
Database Locator Identification Number: p480455
File Size: 3.633 Megabytes

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