Melchor de Mencos in Municipality of Melchor de Mencos, Petén, Guatemala
(Agua Verde Azul)
—Land of Blue Green Water —
En la periferia vivieron las personas que se desempeñaban en talleres artesanales, así como en labores de agricultura, mantenimiento y servicios. La ciudad estuvo organizada en plazas y grupos de acrópolis donde se llevaron a cabo actividades administrativas, cívicas y religiosas. Sobresalen los conjuntos que corresponden al Palacio Real, donde vivió el gobernante y su familia, la Acrópolis Norte, el Complejo Astronómico, dos patios para Juego de Pelota, la Acrópolis Este, la Plaza de las Sombras y el Complejo de Pirámides Gemelas, todos ellos estuvieron convenientemente integrados a un sistema de calzadas y vías pavimentadas.
Leyenda de mapa: Palacios y residencias · Templos y santuarios · Calzadas
The Mayan name of the city is seen in its emblem hieroglyph depicting the head of a parrot and phonetically reads like Yax (green-blue)
On the outskirts lived the people who worked in craft workshops, as well as those that provided agricultural work, maintenance and services. The city was organized into squares and Acropolis groups which were used to carry out administrative, civic and religious activities. The best known examples can be seen in the Royal Palace, where the ruler and his family lived, the North Acropolis, the Astronomic Complex, two Ball Courts, the East Acropolis, the Plaza of Shadows and the Twin Pyramid Complex, all conveniently integrated into a system of causeways and paved roads
Map legend: Palaces and residences · Temples and shrines · Causeways
Location. 17° 4.226′ N, 89° 23.966′ W. Marker is in Melchor de Mencos, Petén, in Municipality of Melchor de Mencos. Touch for map. The marker is just inside to the right of the Yaxhá Archaeological Park entrance. The park is some 5 kilometers north of the village of El Zapote, turning from the CA13 road. Marker is in this post office area: Melchor de Mencos, Petén 17011, Guatemala.
Other nearby markers. Minor Astronomical Complex at Yaxhá (a few steps from this marker); Plaza of the Columns (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Eastern Acropolis of Yaxhá (about 180 meters away); The Quarry Causeway (about 180 meters away); East Causeway Residential Zone (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Intersection of the Eastern and Quarry Causeways (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Sacrificial Pyramid (approx. half a kilometer away); The Palace's Ballgame (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melchor de Mencos.
Categories. • Anthropology • Architecture • Man-Made Features • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.