Maya Archaeological Sites of Belize
Caracol Mayan Archaeological Site. Caracol's ancient Mayan name was Uxwitza, or "Three Water Hill." Its Early Classic name was Ux Witz Ajaw, or "Three Hills Lord."
A.H. Anderson, Archaeological Commissioner for Belize in 1938, named the ruins Caracol, meaning "snail" in Spanish, because of the the winding roads leading to the site. (Anderson first visited the site in 1937 after it was discovered by logger Rosa Mai in 1937.)