Altar 21 at Caracol

Altar 21 at Caracol (HM1S54)

Location: , Cayo
Country: Belize

N 16° 45.684', W 89° 7.243'

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(A Group Ballcourt; Structures A11 & A12)

This altar is a ballcourt marker erected in A.D. 633 by Lord Kan II. The text explains that Kan II's father, Lord Water, engaged in two war events with Tikal in A.D. 556 and A.D. 562.The unstated purpose of the monument is to compare Kan II's first defeat of Naranjo in A.D. 631 with his father's defeat of Tikal.
HM NumberHM1S54
Placed ByBelize Department of Archaeology
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Date Added Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 273937 N 1854367
Decimal Degrees16.76140000, -89.12071667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 16° 45.684', W 89° 7.243'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds16° 45' 41.04" N, 89° 7' 14.58" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Caracol Rd, Cayo , BZ
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