Nim Li Punit Archaeological Site

Type of Attraction
Archaeological Site, Landmark

  • Stele/Stela
  • History
  • Nature

About Location
Nim Li Punit is a smaller Maya site located in Belize, about five kilometers from the Southern Highway. The site is home to a collection of the stele, or carved stone slabs, that tell a story of the ancient Mayas who once occupied the area. 

The stele at Nim Li Punit are some of the most well-preserved in Belize. They are decorated with carvings of Maya rulers, gods, and other figures. The carvings are often accompanied by hieroglyphic writing, which provides insights into Maya culture and history.

One of the most famous stele at Nim Li Punit is Stela 11, which depicts a Maya ruler named K'inich Bahlam II. Stela 11 is known for its intricate carvings and its detailed hieroglyphic writing.

Nim Li Punit is a fascinating glimpse into the past and is sure to leave visitors with a deeper understanding of Maya culture. The site is a must-visit for any visitor interested in ancient Maya history.

Did You Know?

The name Nim Li Punit means "Big Hat" in the Yucatec Maya language. The name refers to the large headdress worn by the Maya ruler depicted on Stela 11.
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