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Caracol , Belize. Caracol means “snail” and refers to the sinuous roadway that approaches the site. It was discovered by loggers in the 1930’s. Initial work was carried out in the 1950’s by the University of Pennsylvania.

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Caracol belize

Caracol, Belize


Caracol belize

  • Caracol means “snail” and refers to the sinuous roadway that approaches the site.

  • It was discovered by loggers in the 1930’s.

  • Initial work was carried out in the 1950’s by the University of Pennsylvania.

  • It has been the focus of a long-term archaeological project led by Arlen and Diane Chase since the 1980’s.

  • At it’s height the city had a population of 140,000 and covers 10 sq. miles.


Caracol belize

Caana (Sky Palace) Pyramid


Caracol belize

View from the top of Caana, Structure B5JP below


Caracol belize

Structure B5JP and Plaza


Caracol belize

Masks Flanking stairway, Stucture B5JP


Caracol belize

Altar 13 – From 850 AD, King depicted on right. Shape of frame symbolizes a cave.


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