Stucco was a favorite decorative device of the Caracol Maya. Most of the site’s central buildings, and some of the outlying ones, were decorated with elaborately modeled stucco scenes. The upper sections of buildings were decorated with large stucco figures that represented both humans and gods. The buried upper facade of an elaborately decorated building was recovered beneath one of Caana’s palaces. Recovered portions of this facade potray Caracol ancestral figures seated on earth monsters and flanked by water lilies and fish. An accompanying stucco text records the death of K’an II and the accession of Hok Pol in A.D.658.

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