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Chetumal in Municipality of Othón P. Blanco, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

The Chetumal Mask

Paseo de los Héroes

 
 
The Chetumal Mask Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 28, 2019
1. The Chetumal Mask Marker
Inscription.  

Mascarita de Chetumal
De acuerdo con los especialistas, esta región perteneciente a las tierras bajas del mundo maya, estaba ya colonizada en el periodo pre-cerámico (Hacia 9000-1400 a.C.) Además de las grandes ciudades mayas conocidas – Kohunlich, Chacchoben, Dzibanché y muchas más --, prácticamente en toda superficie ocupada del Quintana Roo actual, se han encontrado puntas de lanza, ornamentos y vasijas de barro, maderas talladas y aun pequeñas máscaras de cobre, como la de la imagen, hallada entre Chetumal y Calderitas, y de las que únicamente se conocen dos piezas.

English translation:
The Chetumal Mask
According to specialists, this region belonged to the lowlands of the Mayan world and was already colonized in the pre-ceramic period (around 9000-1400 BCE). In the well known Mayan cities - Kohunlich, Chacchoben, Dzibanché and many more – and in practically all the occupied areas of the current Quintana Roo, have been found spearheads, ornaments and clay pots, carved wood and even small copper masks, like the one in the image, found between Chetumal and Calderitas,
The Chetumal Mask Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 28, 2019
2. The Chetumal Mask Marker
The marker is directly south of the Museum of Mayan Culture (Museo de la Cultura Maya). Unfortunately, the mask is not exhibited within the museum.
and of which only two examples are known.
 
Location. 18° 30.23′ N, 88° 17.73′ W. Marker is in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of Othón P. Blanco. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida de los Héroes and Mahatma Gandhi, on the left when traveling north on Avenida de los Héroes. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chetumal, Quintana Roo 77000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manuel Antonio Ay (within shouting distance of this marker); Cecilio Chi (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacinto Pat (within shouting distance of this marker); The Caste War (within shouting distance of this marker); Allegory of Mestizaje (within shouting distance of this marker); Archaeological Sites of Southern Quintana Roo (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Manuel Ignacio Altamirano Market (about 90 meters away); La Chetumaleña (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chetumal.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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