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Aguilares, San Salvador, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

Cihuatan Conservation Project

Proyecto de Conservación Cihuatán

 
 
Cihuatan Conservation Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 28, 2015
1. Cihuatan Conservation Project Marker
Inscription.
Fondo del Embajador para la Conservación Cultural

En 1929, Antonio Sol realizó las primeras excavaciones arqueológicas en la historia de El Salvador aquí, en la pirámide principal de la antigua ciudad de Cihuatán.
Ahora, 85 años después, se están realizando trabajos para conservar las tres escalinatas descubiertas por Sol, para que puedan ser apreciadas por los visitantes y para que perduren al futuro.
Este proyecto es apoyado por una donación del Fondo del Embajador para la Conservación Cultural, de Estados Unidos, otorgado a la Fundación Nacional de Arqueologia de El Salvador, FUNDAR. Agradecemos a la Embajadora de Estados Unidos, Mari Carmen Aponte, por esta importante contribución al patrimonio cultural salvadoreño.
El proyecto se realiza en colaboración entre FUNDAR y la Secretaria de Cultura de la Presidencia.

Cihuatan Conservation Project
U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation
In 1929, it was here that Antonio Sol carried out the first archaeological excavations in the history of El Salvador, at the main pyramid of the ancient city of Cihuatán.
Now, 85 years later, conservation work is being undertaken on the three stairways discovered by Sol so that they may be seen by visitors and in order to ensure their future existence.
This
Cihuatan's main pyramid image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 28, 2015
2. Cihuatan's main pyramid
project is supported by the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation under a award granted to the the Fundacion Nacional de Arqueologia de El Salvador, FUNDAR. Our sincere thanks to the the Ambassador of the United States, Mari Carmen Aponte, for this important contribution to the cultural heritage of El Salvador.
The project is a collaborative effort by FUNDAR and the Secretaria de Cultura de la Presidencia.

Captions:
Fotografía tomada el día que se inició la tala de árboles sobre la pirámide principal de Cihuatán (Estructura P-7) en el año de 1929, para luego iniciar las excavaciones dirigidas por Antonio Sol.

Photo taken on the day in 1929 when trees began to be felled on the main pyramid at Cihuatán (Structura P-7) in preparation for the excavations directed by Antonio Sol.

1929: Un grupo de profesores en la escalinata poniente de la pirámide, José Antonio Cañas y las hermanas Echeverz, las primeras visitantes femininas a Cihuatán.

1929: A group of teachers at the west stairway of the pyramid, José Antonio Cañas and the Echeverz sistes, the first female visitors to Cihuatán.

Cihuatán en 1929, de izquierda a derecha: Embajador de Estados Unidos, Antonio Sol, José Maria Peralta (entonces dueño de Cihuatán), y el Embajador de Francia con su esposa.

Cihuatán in 1929, left to right: Ambassador of the United
View of additional marker, donated stairway and reverse of pyramid. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 28, 2015
3. View of additional marker, donated stairway and reverse of pyramid.
The main marker is directly to the right of the viewer.
States, Antonio Sol, José Maria Peralta (then owner of Cihuatán), and the Ambassador of France and his wife.

La escalinata norte de la pirámide cuando fue descubierta en 1929.

The north stairway of the pyramid when it was uncovered in 1929.

Excavaciones realizadas por FUNDAR dirigidas por Fabio Amador y Pablo Amaroli en 2001-2002 para documentar y estudiar la condición de la escalinata principal de la pirámide. Este fue realizado con la preparación de dar paso a su conservación, la cual ahora ha sido posible gracias al Fondo del Embajador para la Conservación Cultural.

Excavation conducted by FUNDAR under the direction of Fabio Amador and Paul Amaroli in 2001-2002 in order to document and study condition of the pyramid´s main stairway. This work was done in preparation for its conservation, which has become possible thanks to the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation.
 
Erected by U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation.
 
Location. 13° 58.854′ N, 89° 9.831′ W. Marker is in Aguilares, San Salvador. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Assassination of Rutilio Grande (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); Structure 4E1 or Cabildo
Cihuatan pyramid image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 28, 2015
4. Cihuatan pyramid
Close-up of reconstruction work done on the pyramid.
(approx. 19.5 kilometers away in Cuscatlán); Ciudad Vieja Archaeological Site (approx. 19.5 kilometers away in Cuscatlán); Structure 4D1 (approx. 19.5 kilometers away in Cuscatlán); Structure 3D2 (approx. 19.6 kilometers away in Cuscatlán); Church Platform (approx. 19.6 kilometers away in Cuscatlán); Streets of Ciudad Vieja (approx. 19.6 kilometers away in Cuscatlán); Structure 1D1 or Southern Surveillance Point (approx. 19.7 kilometers away in Cuscatlán).
 
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Cihuatan additional marker for a 2006 US Embassy donation image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 28, 2015
5. Cihuatan additional marker for a 2006 US Embassy donation
FUNDAR agradece al pueblo y a la Embajada de Estados Unidos de América el donativo que permitió construir esta escalinata, y que nos fue ortogado gracias al especial interés de Donna Roginski, Consejera para Asuntos Públicos.

FUNDAR thanks the people and Embassy of the United States of America for the donation of funds to build this stairway, which were granted through the special interest of Donna Roginski, Public Affairs Counselor.
Antigua ciudad de Cihuatán, febrero de 2006
Ancient city of Cihuatán, February of 2006
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on August 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on August 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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