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El Asintal, Retalhuleu, Guatemala
 

Structure 11

Tak'alik Ab'aj National Archaeological Park

 
 
Structure 11 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 29, 2015
1. Structure 11 Marker
Inscription.
Estructura 11
Al igual que la Estructura 5, esta estructura fue construida totalmente con barro. A través del tiempo se le realizaron cinco remodelaciones y en la última, se construye al centro de la fachada oeste una escalinata con 13 gradas de piedra con un descanso.

Pie de dibujo:
Etapas constructivas de la Estructura 11

English translation:
Structure 11
Similiarly to Structure 5, this structure was constructed completely out of clay. Through the years five different updates were made to its construction, and in the last, a stairway with 13 stone steps with a resting area were constructed in the middle of the western face.

Caption:
Construction stages of Structure 11
 
Location. 14° 38.177′ N, 91° 44.038′ W. Marker is in El Asintal, Retalhuleu. Click for map. Km. 199, Tak'alik Ab'aj Archaeological Park, Reserva Natural Privada Santa Margarita, Municipio El Asintal.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plaza Tukur Balam (within shouting distance of this marker); Sweat Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Guacalitos Station (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Tanmi Tnam Plaza
Structure 11 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 29, 2015
2. Structure 11 Marker
The marker is to the far left of Structure 11.
(about 210 meters away); Piecitos Station (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Stela 18 Station (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Structure 11. Tak'alik Ab'aj is the oldest known Mayan site, dating from 900 BCE, and was continuously inhabited until ca. 1000. The site is unique in that it has many examples of Olmec influence on early Mayan culture.
 
Categories. AnthropologyMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Structure 11 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 29, 2015
3. Structure 11 Marker
The stone steps mentioned in the text can be seen in this photo of the structure.
Part of a carving directly in front of the stone steps of Structure 11 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 29, 2015
4. Part of a carving directly in front of the stone steps of Structure 11
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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