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El Asintal in Municipality of El Asintal, Retalhuleu, Guatemala
 

Tanmi Tnam Plaza

Estación Plaza Tanmi Tnam

 
 
Tanmi Tnam Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 29, 2015
1. Tanmi Tnam Plaza Marker
Inscription.
Esta plaza es componente del patrón de asentamiento de la ciudad Tak'alik Ab'aj, donde se construyeron edificaciones tipo plataforma. Al recorrer esta plaza, los visitantes harán un paseo por un antiguo museo creado por los pobladores de esta ciudad, quienes supieron resguardar y valorar los adelantos científicos y religiosos de épocas anteriores.

English translation:
This plaza is an example of the settlement pattern of the city of Tak'alik Ab'aj, based on the construction of platform-type buildings. While walking through this plaza, visitors will be passing through an ancient museum created by the previous inhabitants of this city, who knew how to safeguard and value the scientific and religious achievements of previous time periods.
 
Location. 14° 38.274′ N, 91° 43.966′ W. Marker is in El Asintal, Retalhuleu, in Municipality of El Asintal. Touch for map. Km. 199, Tak'alik Ab'aj Archaeological Park, Reserva Natural Privada Santa Margarita, Municipio El Asintal. Marker is in this post office area: El Asintal, Retalhuleu 11009, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guacalitos Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Piecitos Station (about 120 meters
Structure 5, on the west side of Tanmi Tnam Plaza image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 29, 2015
2. Structure 5, on the west side of Tanmi Tnam Plaza
away, measured in a direct line); Stela 18 Station (about 150 meters away); Sweat Lodge (about 210 meters away); Structure 11 (about 210 meters away); Plaza Tukur Balam (about 210 meters away).
 
Regarding Tanmi Tnam Plaza. Tak'alik Ab'aj is the oldest known Mayan site, dating from 900 BCE, and was continuously inhabited until ca. 1000. The site is unique in that it has many examples of Olmec influence on early Mayan culture.
 
Categories. AnthropologyMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Tanmi Tnam Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 29, 2015
3. Tanmi Tnam Plaza Marker
On the left is a portion of a ball court on the east side of the plaza. The marker is on the far right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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