Sites & cities that bear the name of La Amelia

La Amelia

Today in : Guatemala
First trace of activity : ca. 7th century C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 9th century C.E
Recorded names : B'ahlam

Description : La Amelia is a Pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site near Itzan, in the lower Pasión River region of the Petén Department of Guatemala. It formed a polity in the Late Classic (AD 600 to 830), and was involved in the war between Tikal and Calakmul followed, in 650, by La Amelia's takeover by Dos Pilas. Two centuries of intermittent warfare followed until the area's population was so diminished by about 830, that this is considered the beginning of abandonment of Classic sites in the region.

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