Santa Elena in Municipality of Santa Elena, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
Edificio de Estelas
En esta plataforma se localizaron 15 estelas, de éstas destaca la número 14, localizada en el museo del sitio.
En la Estela 14 se representa la imagen del único gobernante de Uxmal que se ha identificado hasta ahora y quien llevó a Uxmal a su época de mayor apogeo: Chan ChahkK’ahk’nalAjaw, que gobernó durante la segunda mitad del siglo IX y la primera década del X d.C. (alrededor de 850 a 915 d.C.).
Esta estela se caracteriza por presentar un program iconográfico que recuerda la tradición del periodo Clásico: el gobernante aparece sobre su trono de jaguar bicéfalo – como el que se encuentra en el Palacio del Gobernador – y a sus pies se encuentran dos cautivos desnudos.
15 stelae were found on this platform; of these, number 14, which is located in the museum, really stands out.
Stela 14 shows an image of the only ruler of Uxmal that has been identified so far and who lead Uxmal to the height of its glory: ChahkK’ahk’nalAjaw Chan, who ruled during the second half of the ninth century and the first decade of the tenth century A.D. (about 850 to 915 A.D.).
This stela is characterized by an iconographic system reminiscent of the tradition of the Classical period: the ruler appears on his two-headed jaguar throne
Erected by Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA)-INAH.
Location. 20° 21.705′ N, 89° 46.318′ W. Marker is in Santa Elena, Yucatán, in Municipality of Santa Elena. Marker can be reached from Route 261. Touch for map. The marker is in the near the Stelae Building in the northern portion of the Uxmal Archaeological Site, some ten kilometers from Muna, south of Mérida. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Elena, Yucatán 97899, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cemetery Group (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Ballgame (about 210 meters away); Quadrangle of the Birds (about 210 meters away); Quadrangle of the Nuns (about 210 meters away); The Columns Building or the East Portico (about 210 meters away); West facade of the Chenes style Temple IV (about 240 meters away); The House of the Magician (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Architecture (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Elena.
Categories. • Anthropology • Architecture • Man-Made Features • Native Americans •
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