The Mayan ruins of Caracol are located in the Cayo District in Belize (Central America).
The site is located approximately 40 kilometers south of Xunantunich Mayan ruin in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. The name Caracol is Spanish for "snail", the original Mayan name, however, was " Oxhuitza ". The largest structure in Caracol is a 43 -meter-high pyramid.
Caracol was settled about 1200 BC, but peaked during the Classic period 485-889, with an estimated population of more than 115,000 people.
Rulers of Caracol
(still incomplete - excavations are still held )
- 331-349: Te ' Kab ' Chaak
- 470: K'ak ' Ujol K'inich I.
- 484-514: Yajaw Te ' K'inich I.
- 531-534: K'an I.
- 553-593: Yajaw Te ' K'inich II
- 599-613: " Lord Knot "
- 618-658: K'an II
- 658-680: K'ak ' Ujol K'inich II
- Unknown Name: 700
- Middle of the 8th century: Unknown
- 793: Tum Yohl K'inich
- 798: K'inich Joy K'awiil
- 810-830: K'inich Toob'il Yoaat
- 835-849: K'an III.
- 859: Unknown