Quiriguá in Municipality of Los Amates, Izabal, Guatemala
The Stelas of Quiriguá
Las estelas son rocas naturales que fueron acondicionadas para esculpir la inscripción de textos jeroglíficos e imágenes de gobernantes.
Anteriormente se creía que la estelas solamente contenían información del calendario Maya y que los personajes representados eran sacerdotes. Hoy día se sabe que éstas relatan distintos sucesos de los antiguos gobernantes Mayas, quienes a través de las imágenes que se representan demostraban toda su riqueza, poder y su relación y su relación con los dioses.
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Stelae are natural rocks that were upgraded to carve the inscription of hieroglyphic texts and images of rulers. Previously it was believed that only contained Maya's calendar information and that the characters represented were priests. Today we know that recount the glories of wars, rituals, among others, of the ancient Maya rulers, who through the images showed all their wealth, power and its relationship with the gods known as Jade Heaven who ruled between 800 and 810 AD.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyArts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features • Native Americans.
Location. 15° 16.326′ N, 89° 2.436′ W. Marker is in Quiriguá, Izabal, in Municipality of Los Amates. The marker is roughly at the middle portion of the Archaeological Park at Quirigua, near the main grouping of stelas. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quiriguá, Izabal 18005, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Contemporary Altar at Quiriguá (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Plaza at Quirigua (within shouting distance of this marker); Quirigua within the Context of the Mayan Cities (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Quirigua: History of the City, its Environment and Discovery (about 210 meters away); The Ball Court Plaza (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Acropolis at Quiriguá (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.