The Land of the ancient Maya
As you can see from the map of the Yucatan Peninsula on the right, there are Mayan ruin sites in the Mexican states of Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco (where Tabasco Sauce comes from), and Chiapas.
There are also Mayan ruins in the countries of Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras.
Of course, the ancient Maya–the ones who wrote the Mayan prophecies and made the Mayan calendar–did not think of the area as the map looks today with separate Mexican states and separate countries.
For them, it was all the land where they lived with different centers of power where large populations lived. These are today’s Mayan ruins sites.
And today, even though this land is separated into different countries and different Mexican states, it is still the land where the Maya live–the modern-day Maya who are the descendants of the ancient Maya.
The Maya have lived in this area for thousands of years.