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Flores in Municipality of Flores, Petén, Guatemala
 

The “Acanaladuras” Palace

 
 
The "Acanaladuras" Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 19, 2016
1. The "Acanaladuras" Palace Marker
Inscription.
Palacio de las Acanaladuras
Es un complejo de edificios residenciales conocidos como Palacio de las Acanaladuras el cual debe su nombre a la decoración en forma de paneles con acanaladuras verticales que tiene en los muros que rodean el patio interior. El ingreso a este palacio se realiza por la fachada Norte y forma un angosto pasaje o túnel que se ubica en el extremo Este y permite el ingreso directamente al patio central.

English:
Is a complex of residential buildings known as the "Acanaladuras" Palace, which owes it name to the decor in the form of panels having vertical grooves in the walls surrounding the courtyard. The entrance to the palace is through the north facade and forms a narrow passage or tunnel that is located on the east end and allows direct entry to the central courtyard.
 
Erected by Palacio Nacional Tikal.
 
Location. 17° 13.168′ N, 89° 37.189′ W. Marker is in Flores, Petén, in Municipality of Flores. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flores, Petén 17001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple V at Tikal (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); East Plaza at Tikal (approx. 0.4 kilometers away);
An additional, earlier Acanaladuras Palace marker, closer to the palace image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 19, 2016
2. An additional, earlier Acanaladuras Palace marker, closer to the palace
Palacio de las Acanaladuras
Grupo G
Este grupo forma uno de los mayores conjuntos de construcciones tipo palacio conocidos en Tikal. Parte de este complejo fue investigado y restaurado en la década de los 70´s.
Una estructura del Clásico Tardío, Posee un pasadizo abovedado que conduce al patio interior del palacio de dos niveles: Las fachadas de este palacio fueron decoradas con elementos verticales, de donde proviene el nombre de Acanaladuras.
Veinticuatro edificios forman este grupo – Su investigación registró información sobre etapas constructivas anteriores con paredes pintadas y graffitis.

English: This group conforms one of the major palace type architectural clusters of Tikal. Part of this complex, conformed by twenty four buildings, was investigated and restored in the 70’s. As a palace of the Late Classic period, it has an aisle vault which leads to an inner court at the palace of two floors.
The facades of this palace were decorated with vertical elements, where it takes its name of the Acanaladuras.
Archaeological excavation in this group have provided information on former constructive phases including painted walls and grafittis.
Temple II (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Temple III at Tikal National Park (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Great Pyramid (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Sloping Panel Temple at Tikal National Park (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The Bat Palace (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Tikal Archaeological Park (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flores.
 
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The "Acanaladuras" Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 19, 2016
3. The "Acanaladuras" Palace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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