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The Acropolis at Kaminaljuyú

 
 
The Acropolis at Kaminaljuyú Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2016
1. The Acropolis at Kaminaljuyú Marker
The marker includes a copy of an artistic rendition of Kaminaljuyu drawn by famed archaeologist Tatiana Avenirovna Proskouriakoff.
Inscription.
La Acrópolis
Aquí se construyeron plataformas sencillas en el Preclásico Tardío (100 AC) que se modificaron en 500 DC, cuando se estableció el centro político y administrativo de Kaminaljuyu en este lugar. Se usaron bloques de piedra pómez y mezcla de barro para construir los edificios que tenían fachadas de talud/tablero, a veces pintados de rojo.

Encima de los edificios habían ranchos de postes y palma. Cuando se abandonaban los edificios, se cubrían con barro y se construía otro encima. El estilo de construcción es parecido a Teotihuacan en el centro de México.

La última modificación el del Clásico Tardío (800 DC) y fue de tipo más abierto con bloques grandes de talpetate.

English translation:
The Acropolis
Here simple platforms were built in the Late Preclassic (100 BC) that were modified in 500 AD, when the political and administrative center of Kaminaljuyu was established in this place. Blocks of pumice and a mud mixture were used to construct the buildings that had slope/panel facades, sometimes painted red.

On top of the buildings simple structures made of poles and palm leaves were constructed. When the buildings were abandoned, they were covered with mud and another building was built over the earlier building. The construction style is similar to Teotihuacan
The Acropolis at Kaminaljuyú Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2016
2. The Acropolis at Kaminaljuyú Marker
in central Mexico.

The last modification was made in the Late Classic (800 AD) and was a more open type of construction made with large blocks of hardpan soil.
 
Erected by Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, Instituto de Antropología y Historia.
 
Location. 14° 37.95′ N, 90° 32.936′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Marker can be reached from 11a Calle, Zona 11 just from 23rd Avenida. Click for map. The marker is at the Kaminaljuyú Archaeological Site in Guatemala City.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ceremonial Area (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); La Palangana Building Complex (about 240 meters away); Monuments in La Palangana (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Mirador Canal (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); José Martí in Guatemala (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); The Guatemalan Military Museum (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); Mobile Military Police (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); House of Miguel Garcia Granados (approx. 3.6 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
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The Acropolis at Kaminaljuyú image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2016
3. The Acropolis at Kaminaljuyú
A view of the covered and protected Acropolis area.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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