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Indian Church, Orange Walk, Belize
 

The High Temple at Lamanai

 
 
The High Temple at Lamanai Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 18, 2017
1. The High Temple at Lamanai Marker
Inscription.
High Temple
N10-43
The Structure N10-43, 33 meters in height, is the tallest structure at the site of Lamanai and is also one of the largest Preclassic structure in the Maya area. The initial phase of construction for structure N10-43 began in 100BC it was abandoned in the Early Postclassic Period. Special offerings recovered were jade and shell items which had Olmec characteristics.
 
Erected by National Institute of Culture and History (NICH).
 
Location. 17° 46.056′ N, 88° 39.157′ W. Marker is in Indian Church, Orange Walk. Touch for map. The marker and temple are directly in front of the High Temple, some 275 meters northwest of the visitors center at the Lamanai Archaeological Site. Marker is in this post office area: Indian Church, Orange Walk 7LC1V KSXX8, Belize.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stela 9 at Lamanai (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Royal Complex at Lamanai (about 180 meters away).
 
Also see . . .  Lamanai Archaeological Site. "Lamanai (from Lama'anayin, "submerged crocodile" in Yucatec Maya) is a Mesoamerican archaeological site, and was once a major city
The High Temple at Lamanai Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 18, 2017
2. The High Temple at Lamanai Marker
The marker is towards the far right in this view of the High Temple.
of the Maya civilization, located in the north of Belize, in Orange Walk District. The site's name is pre-Columbian, recorded by early Spanish missionaries, and documented over a millennium earlier in Maya inscriptions as Lam'an'ain. Lamanai is renowned for its exceptionally long occupation spanning three millennia, beginning in the Early Preclassic Maya period and continuing through the Spanish and British Colonial periods, into the 20th century. Unlike most Classic-period sites in the southern Maya lowlands, Lamanai was not abandoned at the end of the 10th century AD." (Submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
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Detail of a mask on the The High Temple at Lamanai image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 18, 2017
3. Detail of a mask on the The High Temple at Lamanai
A view from the peak of The High Temple at Lamanai image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 18, 2017
4. A view from the peak of The High Temple at Lamanai
The ball court just south of The High Temple at Lamanai image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 18, 2017
5. The ball court just south of The High Temple at Lamanai
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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