San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize
Altar 21 at Caracol
(A Group Ballcourt; Structures A11 & A12)
This altar is a ballcourt marker erected in A.D. 633 by Lord Kan II. The text explains that Kan II's father, Lord Water, engaged in two war events with Tikal in A.D. 556 and A.D. 562.
The unstated purpose of the monument is to compare Kan II's first defeat of Naranjo in A.D. 631 with his father's defeat of Tikal.
Erected by Belize Department of Archaeology.
Location. 16° 45.684′ N, 89° 7.243′ W. Marker is in San Ignacio, Cayo. Touch for map. The marker is just to the north of the A Group Ballcourt at Caracol Archaeological Site some 40 miles south of San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize. Marker is in this post office area: San Ignacio, Cayo 7K5Z4 KRS87, Belize.
Categories. • Anthropology • Wars, Non-US •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.