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Flores in Municipality of Flores, Petén, Guatemala
 

Tayasal Archaeological Site

 
 
Tayasal Archaeological Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 18, 2016
1. Tayasal Archaeological Site Marker
Inscription.
El sitio arqueológico Tayasal, se encuentra ubicado al norte de la aldea de San Miguel, en jurisdicción del municipio de Flores, teniendo por coordenadas UTM 191950 E – 1874975N. El sitio fue declarado Monumento Nacional, por acuerdo gubernativo del 24 de Abril de 1931, y delimitado por el departamento de Monumentos Prehispánicos y Coloniales del IDAEH en abril de 1994, protegiéndose un área de 1,629, 291.40 m. Este sitio está conformado por más de doscientas estructuras asociados a plazas ceremoniales y grupos habitacionales. El acceso al sitio se puede hacer en cualquier época del año desde la laguna Quexil por via terrestre y desde la isla de Flores por via lacustre. Desde hace 10 años, con el fin de recuperar el área arqueológica y su zona de amortiguamiento, se llevan a cabo activades por parte de los estudiantes del área de arqueología del CUDEP, vecinos de la comunidad de San Miguel y la Inspectoría de Monumentos Prehispánicos y Coloniales del IDAEH.

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English translation:
The Tayasal archaeological site is located north of the village of San Miguel, in the municipality of Flores, with UTM coordinates of 191950E, 1874975N. The site was declared a National Monument through the government decree of April 24, 1931. Its boundaries
Tayasal Archaeological Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 18, 2016
2. Tayasal Archaeological Site Marker
The stairs to the left of the marker lead to the top of the King Can'Ek Lookout (Mirador Rey Can'Ek). The lookout itself is part of a massive Mayan pyramid, although it is hard to see due to the amount of vegetation at the site.
were set by the Department of Colonial and Prehispanic Monuments of the Institute of Anthropology and History (Instituto de Antropología e Historia, IDAEH) in April 1994, protecting an area of 1,629, 291.40 m. This site is comprised of more than two hundred associated structures, including ceremonial plazas and residential groups. Access to the site can be made at any time of the year, by land via the road that crosses near Lake Quexil and by boat from the island of Flores. In the last 10 years, in order to recover the archaeological area and its buffer zone, work has been carried out by archeology students of the CUDEP University, residents of the community of San Miguel and workers of the Department of Colonial and Prehispanic Monuments of the IDAEH.

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Erected 2011.
 
Location. 16° 56.271′ N, 89° 53.857′ W. Marker is in Flores, Petén, in Municipality of Flores. Touch for map. The marker is at the Tayasal Archaeological Site in the San Miguel Village (aldea), just before the final stairway to the King Can'Ek Lookout. Marker is in this post office area: Flores, Petén 17001, Guatemala.
 
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The island of Flores, Petén image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 18, 2016
3. The island of Flores, Petén
A view towards the south of the island of Flores as seen from the King Can'Ek Lookout at the Tayasal Archaeological Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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