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Cuilapa in Municipality of Cuilapa, Santa Rosa, Guatemala
 

Mayan Compacting Stone

 
 
Mayan Compacting Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 18, 2016
1. Mayan Compacting Stone Marker
Inscription.
Piedra Aplanadora Maya
Pieza arqueologica utilizada
por los Mayas para aplanar sus calles.
Peso aprox. 2 ton.
Colocada en este lugar
gracias a la Corporacion Municipal
La Constructora Gómez
y la iniciativa y apoyo financiero de
Tienda Manix
Cuilapa, 8/VII/2004

English translation:
Maya Compacting Stone
Archaeological piece used by the Maya to compact their streets.
Approximate weight 2 tons.
Placed here by the Municipality
Gómez Construction
and the initiative and financial support of
Manix Stores
Cuilapa, July 8, 2004

 
Erected 2004 by Municipalidad of Cuilapa.
 
Location. 14° 16.535′ N, 90° 17.929′ W. Marker is in Cuilapa, Santa Rosa, in Municipality of Cuilapa. Marker is on 2da Avenida, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker and stone are in the small central park of Cuilapa, Santa Rosa. Marker is in this post office area: Cuilapa, Santa Rosa 06001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Ordination of a Priest in Cuilapa Cathedral (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Los Esclavos Bridge (approx. 3.4 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Mayan Compacting Stone.
Mayan Compacting Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 18, 2016
2. Mayan Compacting Stone Marker
The stone is probably not a compacting stone, as it is not perfectly round and would be very difficult to roll. Most likely this stone had some other purpose, potentially as a monument.
 
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Monument to Justo Rufino Barrios image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 18, 2016
3. Monument to Justo Rufino Barrios
Near the compacting stone is this monument to Barrios, without a marker. Barrios laid in state on April 3, 1885 in Cuilapa after his death in the Battle of Chalchuapa, El Salvador on April 2. His body was then returned to Guatemala City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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