Lamanai is the largest archaeological site of Belize after Caracol and the Mayan city with the largest uninterrupted occupation, because its buildings dating from the middle Pre-classic to the late Post-classic and Colonial era (17TH century). It is located along the western edge of the New River canal, so its buildings are located in a linear fashion in a North-South axis. At the north end is the Temple of Mascarones, characteristic by its anthropomorphic masks made with stone. The pyramid shows a complex sequence of renovations from the late Pre-classic until the Post-classic. To the South is the great temple, the highest site, 108 ft. high and whose construction dates mostly from the late Pre-classic. The ball game and Structure N10-27 is located in this square. The southern group or complex N10 contains a square bounded by an acropolis on the north side and the Temple of the Jaguar at its southern end, decorated with masks of Jaguars, made in a quite geometric style. On the site the remains of a 16th century Church, are also so as it was in the 19th century sugar mill. The Lamanai site Museum contains a good sample of vessels, sculptures and other artifacts recovered during the excavations.

Of tzité the flesh of man was made, but when woman was fashioned by the Creator and the Maker, her flesh was made of rushes. 1 These were the materials the Creator and the Maker wanted to use in making them.

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