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Quiriguá in Municipality of Los Amates, Izabal, Guatemala
 

The Stelas of Quiriguá

 
 
The Stelas of Quiriguá Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 16, 2016
1. The Stelas of Quiriguá Marker
Inscription.
Las estelas son rocas naturales que fueron acondicionadas para esculpir la inscripción de textos jeroglíficos e imágenes de gobernantes.

Anteriormente se creía que la estelas solamente contenían información del calendario Maya y que los personajes representados eran sacerdotes. Hoy día se sabe que éstas relatan distintos sucesos de los antiguos gobernantes Mayas, quienes a través de las imágenes que se representan demostraban toda su riqueza, poder y su relación y su relación con los dioses.

Fotografías, textos y diseños: Demopre

English:
Stelae
Stelae are natural rocks that were upgraded to carve the inscription of hieroglyphic texts and images of rulers. Previously it was believed that only contained Maya's calendar information and that the characters represented were priests. Today we know that recount the glories of wars, rituals, among others, of the ancient Maya rulers, who through the images showed all their wealth, power and its relationship with the gods known as Jade Heaven who ruled between 800 and 810 AD.
 
Location. 15° 16.326′ N, 89° 2.436′ 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 Park at
The Stelas of Quiriguá Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 16, 2016
2. The Stelas of Quiriguá Marker
The marker can be seen in the distant background to the right, in this view towards the west. The foreground shows the detail of Zoomorph G, made in 785 A.D.
Quirigua, near the main grouping of stelas. 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. A Contemporary Altar at Quiriguá (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Plaza at Quirigua (within shouting distance of this marker); Quirigua within the Context of the Mayan Cities (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Quirigua: History of the City, its Environment and Discovery (about 210 meters away); The Ball Court Plaza (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Acropolis at Quiriguá (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
 
Categories. AnthropologyArts, Letters, MusicMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Stela C at Quiriguá image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 16, 2016
3. Stela C at Quiriguá
The marker includes photos of many of the stelaes at Quiriguá. A close-up of this stela is on the bottom-right of the marker. It is Stela C which is dated December 29, 775 and is found at the northern portion of the Archaeological Park.
 
 
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 117 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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