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Temple of Hochoob

This is a reproduction of the Hochoob temple with the typical architectural decoration of the Chenes style based on large and small blocks of stone perfectly arranged to form emotional masks. The ornamentation completely covers the temple façade and the entrance imitates the jaws of a gigantic reptile.

 Hochoob is located in the Mexican state of Campeche, in the region called Los Chenes. The first news about the existence of this archaeological site was due to the researcher and explorer Teobert Maler, who in 1887 visited the site and published some photographs in Globus magazine, in 1895. The name of Hochoob comes from the Mayan language and means "place of the maize "

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