Kinal is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site located 9 km south west of Rio Azul in the Petén Basin region of Guatemala.

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The site of Kinal (“Place of the Sacred Fire”) consists a ballcourt, 21 plazas and more than 500 structures, many of which contained preserved vaults. The site contains 32 sculptured monuments, including stelas and altars, arranged along a sacbe oriented east-west. The tallest pyramid at the site is 27 m high. The site covers an area of approximately 2 km2.

A dam at the site dates to the Preclassic period. This feature was used for intensive agricultural production, as were terraces also built at Kinal.

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