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Chacmool (‘Chac-Mool’) – Intriguing Pre-Columbian Statue Found At Many Ancient Sites In Mesoamerica

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Maya Chacmool from Chichen Itza displayed at the National Museum of Anthropology. Image credit: Ziko van Dijk - CC BY-SA 3.0

 “Chac Mool” (chacmool, or chaacmol) is one of the most famous Pre-Columbian statues that can be found throughout Mexico. Chac-Mool altars are generally found at the entrance to Toltec temples and at other sites of pre-Columbian cultures, when Toltec influence was particularly strong, for example, Chichen Itza.

The ancient name for these types of sculptures is unknown. It is also uncertain what or who the statue represents or what its purpose might have been.

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