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Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

Serpent Columns

Cultura Maya

 
 
Serpent Columns Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
1. Serpent Columns Marker
Inscription.  

Columnas Serpentiformes
Chichén Itzá, Yucatán
Postclásico temprano 900-1250 D.C.

Columnas serpentiformes emplumadas en el pórtico del Templo de los Guerreros de Chichén Itzá

English translation:
Serpent Columns
Chichen Itza, Yucatan
Early postclassic 900-1250 a.C.

These feathered serpent-shaped columns are found on the front patio of the Temple of the Warriors of Chichen Itza
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 19° 22.696′ N, 99° 10.665′ W. Marker is in Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Avenida Insurgentes Sur just south of Avenida Porfirio Díaz, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes, Ciudad de México 03740, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dolores Asúnsolo López Negrete (within shouting distance of this marker); Atlante from Chichén Itzá, Yucatán (within shouting distance of this marker); Mask of the Chaac Deity, Kabah, Yucatán
Serpent Columns and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 30, 2021
2. Serpent Columns and Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Panel of the Priests (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Chapel of San Lorenzo Martyr (about 210 meters away); Valentín Gómez Farías (approx. half a kilometer away); House of Valentín Goméz Farias (approx. half a kilometer away); Agustín Jáuregui (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes.
 
More about this marker. The Parque Hundido (“Sunken Park”) was created from an abandoned brick clay pit in the late 19th century. In 1971 the park was adorned with 51 replicas of famous art work from the major indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica. Sadly, most of the markers associated with the replicas have been stolen or removed.
 
Temple of the Warriors at Chichén Itzá image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
3. Temple of the Warriors at Chichén Itzá
The original Serpent Columns can be seen on the top platform of the temple.
A serpent sculpture from the Ossuary or Tomb of the Great Priest at Chichén Itzá image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
4. A serpent sculpture from the Ossuary or Tomb of the Great Priest at Chichén Itzá
The plumed serpent imagery is very common in Mesoamerican cultures as a representation of the god Kukulkan or Quetzalcoatl.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 2, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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May. 6, 2021