Quirigua: History of the City, its Environment and Discovery Historical

Quirigua: History of the City, its Environment and Discovery Historical (HM1UIV)

Location: , Izabal
Country: Guatemala

N 15° 16.421', W 89° 2.51'

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Quiriguá: Historia de la Ciudad, su Entorno y su Descubrimiento

Quiriguá: Historia de la Ciudad, su Entorno y su Descubrimiento
¡Bienvenidos al Parque Arqueológico Quiriguá!
Quiriguá se localiza en el Valle del Motagua, en el Municipio de Los Amates, Izabal. Desde la antigüedad ha sido un importante punto de paso entre las tierras bajas de Petén y la región Sureste (donde hoy están Honduras y El Salvador). También fue una ciudad con gran significado ritual y cosmológico. Las construcciones y monumentos que se observan hoy datan principalmente de los años 450 a 850 d.C. Las estelas están entre las más grandes del Área Maya y sus jeroglíficos han sido descifrados en su mayor parte. El nombre antiguo de Quiriguá parece haber sido Tzuk que significa "partición" o "provincia", según indica su Glifo Emblema, que tiene la imagen de una jícara (tzu). Su desarrollo la llevó a conquistar la gran ciudad de Copán (hoy en Honduras) y participó de las relaciones diplomáticas y comerciales con otros centros urbanos Mayas. Quriguá fue declarado Sitio de Patrimonio Mundial por la UNESCO en 1981 y es parte importante de la historia de la región y de Guatemala. Disfruten de su visita alMuseo de Sitio y Parque Arqueológico QuriguáEnglish translation:Quirigua: History of the City, its Environment
and Discovery
Welcome to Quirigua Archaeological Park!
Quirigua is located in the Motagua Valley, in the municipality of Los Amates, Izabal. Since ancient times it has been an important point of passage between the lowlands of the Peten and the Southeast region (today Honduras and El Salvador). It was also a city with great ritual and cosmological meaning. Its buildings and monuments that are seen here today date mainly from 450-850 A.D. Its stelas are among the largest in the Maya area and its hieroglyphics have been mostly deciphered. The original name of Quirigua seems to have been Tzuk which means "partition" or "province", according to its Emblem Glyph, which includes the image of a gourd (tzu). Its development included conquering the great city of Copan (today in Honduras) and it also participated in diplomatic and trade relations with other Mayan cities. Quriguá was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1981 and is an important part of the history of the region and Guatemala. Enjoy your visit to The Quirigua Museum and Archaeological Park
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HM NumberHM1UIV
Series This marker is part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization series
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Date Added Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees15.27368333, -89.04183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 15° 16.421', W 89° 2.51'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds15° 16' 25.2600" N, 89° 2' 30.6000" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Izabal , GT
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