Lamanai “submerged crocodile” in Yucatec May is a Mesoamerican archaeological site

Lamanai "submerged crocodile" in Yucatec May is a Mesoamerican archaeological site located in northern Belize,
It wasย  a major city of the Maya civilization. The site is pre-Columbian, recorded by early Spanish missionaries, and documented over a millennium earlier in Maya inscriptions as Lam’an’ain.

Lamanai "submerged crocodile" in Yucatec May is a Mesoamerican archaeological site located in northern Belize,
Lamanai is renowned for its exceptionally long occupation spanning three millennia, beginning in the Early Preclassic Maya period and continuing through the Spanish and British Colonial periods, into the 20th century.  Lamanai Jaguar Temple, Mask Temple and High Temple

Unlike most Classic-period sites in the southern Maya lowlands, Lamanai was not abandoned at the end of the 10th century

Lamanai was occupied as early as the 16th century BC. The site became a prominent centre in the Pre-Classic Period, from the 4th century BC through the 1st century CE. In 625 CE.

 

During the Spanish conquest of Yucatรกn Spanish friars established two Roman Catholic churches here, but a Maya revolt drove the Spanish out. Belize

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