From the Cahal Pech entry in Wikipedia:

Cahal Pech is a Maya site located near the town of San Ignacio in the Cayo District of Belize. The site was a palatial, hilltop home for an elite Maya family, and through the most major construction dates to the Classic period, evidence of continuous habitation has been dated to as far back as 1200 BCE during the Early Middle Formative period (Early Middle Preclassic), making Cahal Pech one of the oldest recognizably Maya sites in Western Belize.

The site rests high above the banks of the Macal River and is strategically located to overlook the confluence of the Macal River and the Mopan River. The site is a collection of 34 structures, with the tallest temple being about 25 m (82 ft) in height, situated around a central acropolis. The site was abandoned in the 9th century CE for unknown reasons.

Belize Cahal Pech Site Map
Site Map of Cahal Pech from Wikipedia

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Cahal Pech

Plaza B Structure A2
Plaza B with structure A2 in the back. (1.6M)
View Plaza B Part
View from Plaza B. Part of structure A2 (right) and structure A1 (left). (1.7M)
View Plaza B Structures
View from Plaza B of structures B2, B1, B3 (from left to right). (1.7M)
Structure B1
Structure B1. (1.8M)
Structure B7 Excavated
Structure B7, not excavated. (1.6M)
View Plaza Structure A1
View of Plaza A with structure A1 on the right. (1.8M)
View Structure A1 Plaza
View of structure A1 from Plaza A. (1.8M)
Ball Court Flanked Structures
Ball court flanked by structures C4 (left) and C5 (right). (1372k)
Passages Structure E1
Passages in structure E1. (1.7M)
Plaza F Structure F2
Plaza F with structure F2 on the right. (1.5M)
Arched Passage
Arched passage. (1293k)
Arched Passage
Arched passage. (1367k)
Room Bed Remnants Red
Room with bed with remnants of red paint. (1149k)
Stele 9 Late Preclassic
Stele 9 from Late Preclassic period (300 - 200 BCE). (762k)
Pottery Early Classic Period
Pottery from Early Classic period. (645k)
Pottery Late Preclassic Period
Pottery from Late Preclassic period. (622k)
Large Pottery
Large pottery. (763k)
Pottery
Pottery. (623k)

This page contains 18 pictures

Belize
Main page for Belize

Page last updated on Mon Dec 30 13:59:38 2019 (Mountain Standard Time)


Cahal Pech on geichhorn.com


© Dr. Günther Eichhorn
Retired
Email Guenther Eichhorn

*Dr. Günther Eichhorn Travel Website
*Soaring website