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Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
 

The Mirador Canal

 
 
The Mirador Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2016
1. The Mirador Canal Marker
Inscription.
Spanish:
Reproducción a escala del "Canal Mirador" que corría, en dirección SE, muy cerca de donde usted se encuentra. Llevaba agua del Lago Miraflores hacia comunidades y campos de cultivo aledaños. Este canal contaba con compuertas de madera para controlar la velocidad y el volumen del líquido. Los antiguos mayas desarrollaron un complejo sistema hidráulico que les perimitía llevar agua a largas distancias, almacenarla y redistribuirla.

English:
Scale Model of "Canal Mirador", it ran to the SE, very close from when you are right now. It delivered water from Lake Miraflores to nearby communities and agricultural fields. This canal had a sort of wodden sluice gates to control the speed and the volume of water. The Ancient Maya developed complex Hydraulic Systems that allowed them to conduct water through long distances and to store and redistribute water as well.
 
Erected by Museo Miraflores.
 
Location. 14° 37.222′ N, 90° 33.26′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Marker can be reached from 7a Calle. Click for map. The marker is directly to the right of the entrance to the Museo Miraflores in Guatemala City. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7a Calle 21-55, Zona 11, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Mirador Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2016
2. The Mirador Canal Marker
The marker is to the left in this view, with the recreation of the canal to the right.
At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monuments in La Palangana (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); La Palangana Building Complex (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); The Acropolis at Kaminaljuyú (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Ceremonial Area (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); 300th Anniversary of the Founding of the San Carlos University of Guatemala (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); Dr. Carlos Martínez Durán (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); Martyrs' Plaza of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); Oliverio Castañeda de León (approx. 3.7 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding The Mirador Canal. The Miraflores Museum opened in 2002 as a way to protect some of the last temple mounds of the Kaminaljuyu Mayan site in the midst of an area of rapid urban development. The museum contains close to 2,000 pieces related to Mayan history.
 
Categories. AgricultureAnthropologyMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
The Mirador Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2016
3. The Mirador Canal Marker
A Mayan temple mound, inside the grounds of the museum. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2016
4. A Mayan temple mound, inside the grounds of the museum.
The Tikal Futura commercial building can be seen to the far left, looking north.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on September 5, 2016.
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