Tumba del Caracol at Punta Sur near San Miguel, Cozumel, Mexico - Encircle Photos

28 Tumba del Caracol at Punta Sur near San Miguel, Cozumel, Mexico

This square building constructed with blocks of cut coral is El Caracol. The Mayans built this temple during the Post Classic period (950 – 1539 AD). It is located on the road to the Celarain Lighthouse within Punta Sur Park. Tumba del Caracol was dedicated to Ix Chel. She was the goddess of the moon, sex, childbirth and medicine. The same deity was worshiped at San Gervasio, a much larger archeological site in the center of Cozumel.

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Zona Arqueológica El Caracol, Punta Sur, Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

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