San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize
Altar 21 at Caracol
(A Group Ballcourt; Structures A11 & A12)
This altar is a ballcourt marker erected in A.D. 633 by Lord Kan II. The text explains that Kan II's father, Lord Water, engaged in two war events with Tikal in A.D. 556 and A.D. 562.
The unstated purpose of the monument is to compare Kan II's first defeat of Naranjo in A.D. 631 with his father's defeat of Tikal.
Erected by Belize Department of Archaeology.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Wars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 556 CE.
Location. 16° 45.684′ N, 89° 7.243′ W. Marker is in San Ignacio, Cayo. The marker is just to the north of the A Group Ballcourt at Caracol Archaeological Site some 40 miles south of San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Ignacio, Cayo 7K5Z4 KRS87, Belize. Touch for directions.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.