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Structure II
Structure X

Chicanná was a Maya town from the Classic period. The name means "House of the Serpent Mouth" in the Mayan language. The site is located just two kilometers west of Becan in the Mexican state of Campeche on the Yucatán peninsula. Chicanná was inhabited from 300 to 1100. There is evidence that Chicanná may have been dependent on Becán for much of its existence. Chicanná is one of the most striking examples in the region of the mixing of architectural styles. Its buildings have features of the Río Bec, Chenes and even the Puuc style from the north. It does not have large pyramids, but relatively small buildings with an ornateness and quality of decoration that suggests that it was a center for the region's elite. Its tallest structure is Structure XX.



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Coordinates: 18°30′25″N 89°29′11″W / 18.5069°N 89.4863°W / 18.5069; -89.4863