Cobá was the hegemonic power of the eastern peninsula in the Late Classic Period.
The architecture of the principal temple pyramids strongly suggest ties with the Petén
in this period, particularly to the ruling family of Naranjo. A unique feature of the city
are the numerous sacbeob, the raised causeways that tied together the various parts of
the city and Cobá to outlying cities. The longest sacbé built by the ancient Maya is the
100 kilometer causeway that connects Cobá to Yaxuná in central Yucatan.

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