Chacmool (‘Chac-Mool’) – Sexy Pre-Columbian statue found at many ancient sites in Mesoamerica

“Chac Mool” (chacmool, or chaacmol) is one of the most famous Pre-Columbian statues that can be found throughout Mexico. Chac-Mool altars are generally found at the entrance to Toltec temples and at other sites of pre-Columbian cultures, when Toltec influence was particularly strong, for example, Chichen Itza.

Maya Chacmool from Chichen Itza displayed at the National Museum of Anthropology. Image credit: Ziko van Dijk – CC BY-SA 3.0

The great city of Chichén Itzá was the most important Mayan political, religious, and military Center in the north of Yucatán during its flourishing years, towards the end of the classic and the beginning of the Postclassic (800-1100 AD).