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Hochob
is located in the Chenes Region in the central part of Campeche 3/4 of the way from the coast and 1/4 the way from the border of Quintana Roo. Hochob as a ceremonial was active from around 100 B.C. to 1100 A.D. The site is thought to have flourished around 800 A.D. Located on a hill the upper part of the ruins are nearly flat. It is probably for this reason that the name Hochob means "Place of the Corn Stalks" in Mayan. This highest part of the hill is no higher than 90 feet and is about 600 feet by 150 feet creating a rectangle. It appears that dirt was filled in to create the flat surface for the constructions. Hochob consists of one group of buildings divided in three plazas. The buildings are finished with fine detail but much restoration needs to be completed