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Quiriguá in Municipality of Los Amates, Izabal, Guatemala
 

A Contemporary Altar at Quiriguá

 
 
A Contemporary Altar at Quiriguá Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 16, 2016
1. A Contemporary Altar at Quiriguá Marker
Inscription.
Alta Contemporáneo
Los antiguos Mayas basaban muchos aspectos de su vida diaria y religiosa en su calendario sagrado de 260 días llamado Tzolkin. Actualmente este calendario aún es utilizado por los Mayas modernos quienes en fechas especiales realizan diversas ceremonias de acuerdo a lo que ellos desean solicitar. Este altar y las ceremonias que en él se realizan son sagradas, por lo que al presenciar un ritual debe guardarse respeto y antes de tomar una fotografía se sugiere pedir permiso.
Fotografías, textos y diseño: Demopre

English:
Contemporary Altar
The ancient Mayans based many aspects of daily life and religion in ther sacred calendar of 260 days called the Tzolkin. Currently this calendar is still used by modern Maya, who perform various ceremonies dates according to what they whish to apply. The altar and the ceremonies performed in it are sacred, so to attend a ceremony mus keep respect and it is suggested that before taking a photo ask permission.

There are various errors in the English translation.
 
Location. 15° 16.284′ N, 89° 2.442′ W. Marker is in Quiriguá, Izabal, in Municipality of Los Amates. Touch for map. The marker is roughly at the middle portion of the Archaeological
A Contemporary Altar at Quiriguá Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 16, 2016
2. A Contemporary Altar at Quiriguá Marker
The contemporary altar that is still used at the park can be seen in the background, to the left. After almost 500 years of genocide and repression many Guatemalans continue to maintain their Mayan religious beliefs.
Park at Quirigua, on the walking path towards the Acropolis. Marker is in this post office area: Quiriguá, Izabal 18005, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stelas of Quiriguá (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Plaza at Quirigua (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Quirigua within the Context of the Mayan Cities (about 210 meters away); The Ball Court Plaza (about 210 meters away); The Acropolis at Quiriguá (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Quirigua: History of the City, its Environment and Discovery (approx. 0.3 kilometers away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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