Sacrificial Pyramid Historical

Sacrificial Pyramid Historical (HM1VDP)

Location: , Petén
Country: Guatemala

N 17° 4.414', W 89° 24.141'

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Pirámide de los Sacrificios
(Estructura 128)
El basamento piramidal supera los 18 metros de altura, tuvo escalinatas orientadas hacia los cuatro puntos cardinales simbolizando las cuatro esquinas del mundo. En la parte superior se encuentra un pequeño santuario con puertas en las cuatro fachadas. La pirámide se alinea en un eje norte sur con el patio de Juego de Pelota, por lo que se considera fue utilizada para ritos y sacrificios relacionados con dicha actividad. El líder del equipo perdedor pudo haber sido decapitado en el sector de la escalinata sur de la pirámide, debido a que esa dirección se relaciona con la muerte y el inframundo.English translation:Sacrificial Pyramid
(Structure 128)
The base of the pyramid exceeds 18 meters in height and had a stairway oriented to the four cardinal directions, symbolizing the four corners of the world. At the top is a small shrine with doors on all four sides.The pyramid is aligned on a north-south axis with the ball game court, so it is believed to have been used for rituals and sacrifices related to the ball game. The leader of the losing team may have been beheaded near the southern stairway of the pyramid, because that direction is associated with death and the underworld.
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Date Added Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 244323 N 1889267
Decimal Degrees17.07356667, -89.40235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 17° 4.414', W 89° 24.141'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds17° 4' 24.84" N, 89° 24' 8.46" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Petén , GT
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