The Arrival of the Spanish in Cozumel Historical

The Arrival of the Spanish in Cozumel Historical (HM1X14)

Location: San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo 77600 Cozumel
Country: Mexico

N 20° 31.198', W 86° 56.638'

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fue a 3 dias del mes de Mayo cuando avistamos esa Tierra Nuevay por ser dia de la Santa Cruz asi le llamamos"...Bernal Díaz del Castillo. Cronista de la Conquista. El capitán Juan de Grijalva al mando de 4 navios descubrió Cozumel parael mundo Occidental el 3 de Mayo de 1518 Un año mas tarde Hernan Cortesiniciara la conquista de Mexico desde estas mismas playas. ...y al terminar sus plegarias el anciano en lo alto de la torre mandóel capitán limpiar el espacio, aderezar un altar y oficiar la santa misa...Pbro. Juan Díaz y NuñezCapellán de Armada Española. ...Era el jueves 6 de mayo de 1518, y con esa celebración de la primeramisa en territorio Mexicano, se inició la entrada del cristianismo al país. ...Dos veces bendecida por los Dioses, en la sagrada Cuzamilla piedra se hizo plegaria y el oráculo y el culto a X'chel, se trocaron en la religión del perdón y del Dios crucificadoVelio Vivas ValdezCronista de Cozumel. English translation:
"...it was on the third day of May when we sighted that New World and as it was the day of the Holy Cross we named the area the Holy Cross of Cozumel..." Bernal Díaz del Castillo. Chronicler of the Conquest. Captain Juan de Grijalva with his four ships discovered Cozumel
for the Western world on May 3, 1518. A year later Hernan Cortes began the conquest of Mexico from these same beaches. "... and at the end of his prayers the old man at the top of the tower ordered the captain to clear a space, prepare an altar and officiate the Holy Mass ..."Father Juan Díaz y Nuñez Chaplain of the Spanish Armada ... It was on Thursday, May 6, 1518, and with that celebration of the first mass in Mexican territory, Christianity began its entrance into the country. "... Twice blessed by the Gods, in sacred Cuzamil the stone became prayer and the oracle and worship of X'chel, were changed into the religion of forgiveness and the Crucified God"Velio Vivas Valdez Chronicler of Cozumel.
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HM NumberHM1X14
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Date Added Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 505841 N 2269023
Decimal Degrees20.51996667, -86.94396667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 31.198', W 86° 56.638'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 31' 11.88" N, 86° 56' 38.28" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601 Av. Rafael E. Melgar, San Miguel de Cozumel Quintana Roo 77600, MX
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