Sites of the Peten Lakes Region

Muralla de Leon

Muralla de Leon stands on the northeastern of Lake Macanche and is bordered by two smaller ponds. Since it stands on high ground and is largely surrounded by water, it stands in a defensive location. Its defensive posture is accentuated by its walls.

Muralla de Leon, Peten, Guatemala (Don Rice 1981).

Muralla de Leon, Peten, Guatemala (Don Rice 1981).

Muralla de Leon was originally recorded by Don Rice (1981). Justin Bracken, a graduate student at The Graduate Center of CUNY, is currently investigating the defensive system of Muralla de Leon as a dissertation project. He hopes to accurately date the constructions and discern their functions.