Hochob is an archaeological site Maya culture located in the Mexican state of Campeche, about 10 minutes from the city of Dzibalchén, in the region called The Chenes. The first news about the existence of this archaeological site was due to the researcher and explorer Teobert Maler, who visited the place in 1887 and published some photographs in the Globus magazine in 1895.

The site was built on a natural hill approximately 30 meters high, whose upper part was flattened to be used as a base for the only set of constructions in the place. Its dimensions are approximately 200 meters from east to west, and 50 meters wide north to south.

The facades of the buildings in general show profuse decoration in the purest "Chenes" style, based on large and small stone blocks perfectly arranged to form emotional masks of the god Itzamná, whose threatening open jaws announce the entrance of the buildings that surely housed temples, chambers and priestly chambers.

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Hochob is an archaeological site Maya culture located in the Mexican state of Campeche, about 10 minutes from the city of Dzibalchén, in the region called The Chenes. The first news about the existence of this archaeological site was due to the researcher and explorer Teobert Maler, who visited the place in 1887 and published some photographs in the Globus magazine in 1895.

The site was built on a natural hill approximately 30 meters high, whose upper part was flattened to be used as a base for the only set of constructions in the place. Its dimensions are approximately 200 meters from east to west, and 50 meters wide north to south.

The facades of the buildings in general show profuse decoration in the purest "Chenes" style, based on large and small stone blocks perfectly arranged to form emotional masks of the god Itzamná, whose threatening open jaws announce the entrance of the buildings that surely housed temples, chambers and priestly chambers.

A life-size replica of a main façade exists in the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City.

Although there is not a perfectly defined chronology, the date of occupation of Hochob may have been during the late classic, around the year 800.

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