The Ruins of El Chanal and La Campana

The city of Colima, Colima Mexico
 

El Chanal - archeological zone located some 4.5 kms. north of Colima. First explored by archeologist Vladimiro Rosado Ojeda in 1945, the site extends over some 140 hectares on both sides of the Rio Verde. It comprises ceremonial plazas, altars, pyramids and several ball courts. Particularly prevalent on the site are figures of the Rain God, Tlaloc. Characteristics of artifacts made of clay and obsidian with the use of metals indicate that the inhabitants of El Chanal were in some way related to Tula.

The biggest and the oldest archeological zone in the state is "La Campana" from 600-900 AD. La Campana is located in Villa de Álvarez between ITC (Tec de Colima) and "La Comercial" mall. La Campana has the only "Tumba de Tiro" open to the public in Colima. Inside the grave you can see handmade figures like the little dogs and old instruments made of mud and obsidian.

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The Ruins of El Chanal and La Campana - Fotos courtesy of Shoe
Sign at El Chanal
 
El Chanal 1
 
El Chanal 2
 
El Chanal 3
 
El Chanal 4
 
El Chanal 5
 
El Chanal 6
 
Ruins at La Campana
 
Ruins at La Campana
 
Ruins at La Campana
 
Ruins at La Campana
 
Ruins at La Campana
 
Ruins at La Campana
 
Ruins at La Campana
 
Ruins at La Campana
 

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