Oxwitzá

Oxwitzá

This important Mayan city flourished in the 6th century and now lies in ruins in western Belize near Guatemala. Hidden in the jungle until 1937 and still being excavated, it contains pyramids, tombs and Mayan art.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
249549
Names
Caracol
Caracol Archaeological Reserve
Oxwitzá
Styles

Timeline

900 BCE

Earliest known human presence at Caracol

1937

Rediscovery of Caracol

1985

Archaeological work begins at Caracol