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Harriot W. Topsey

 
 
Harriot W. Topsey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 2, 2016
1. Harriot W. Topsey Marker
Inscription.  
Here fell
Harriot W. Topsey
Anthropologist
22nd May 1953 - 9th October 1995

Rescate en pacem
Sursum corda

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Anthropology & Archaeology. A significant historical date for this entry is May 22, 1953.
 
Location. 17° 15.135′ N, 88° 46.518′ W. Marker is in Belmopan, Cayo. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Drive and North Ring Road on Constitution Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belmopan, Cayo 7L1TJ KV7TL, Belize. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Olmec Colossal Head (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flag of Belize (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Belize's 10th Anniversary of Independence (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Rt. Hon. George C. Price (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Founding of Belmopan (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Agripino Cawich Bridge (approx. 4.3 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Harriot W. Topsey. Harriot Wentworth Topsey was the first native Belizean archaeologist and its second archaeology commissioner. He passed away tragically when
Harriot W. Topsey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 2, 2016
2. Harriot W. Topsey Marker
The Mexican Embassy can be seen in the background.
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his vehicle went into this deep ditch here in Belmopan. It is not known why this marker chooses to describe him as an anthropologist, which would have seemed to be a minor role to his major role as archaeologist.


The latin phrase is roughly translated as "Rest in peace, lift up your hearts."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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Oct. 7, 2022