Aerial view of Becán earthworks from the East

Becan defensive earthworks

D. L. Webster, Defensive Earthworks at Becán: Implications for Maya Warfare

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Fig. 1. From the east. Causeway VII is in the lower foreground. Note the swamp vegetation on the left.

It is almost impossible to form a proper impression of the magnitude of these earthworks from the ground. The straight line at the top left of the photo is route 186, a major east-west highway.

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Last update: September 23, 1999