Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
The Acropolis at Kaminaljuyú
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.
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 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); The Guatemalan Military Museum (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); Mobile Military Police (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); Mario Méndez Montenegro (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); Assassination of Maria Chinchilla (approx. 3.6 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Guatemala City.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. This page has been viewed 114 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.