El Asintal, Retalhuleu, Guatemala
Plaza Tukur Balam
Los mayas como grandes arquitectos y escultores, construyeron en esta plaza cinco estructuras en forma ordenada en los extremos este y oeste, creando así un espacio con función ceremonial en su recorrido, como una singular característica el visitante podrá apreciar los 4 estilos escultóricos presentes en Tak´alik Ab´aj.
Pie de dibjuos:
Frag. de Altar 9
As skilled architects and sculptors, the Maya constructed five structures in an orderly form on the east and west sides of this plaza. This created a space with a ceremonial function. During the tour visitors can appreciate the four styles of sculpture present in Tak´alik Ab´aj.
A fragment of Altar 9
Location. 14° 38.168′ N, 91° 44.023′ 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. Sweat Lodge (here, next to this marker); Structure 11 (within shouting distance of this marker); Guacalitos Station Tanmi Tnam Plaza (about 210 meters away); Piecitos Station (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Stela 18 Station (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
Regarding Plaza Tukur Balam. 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.
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