The Plaza of the Birds Historical

The Plaza of the Birds Historical (HM1VF9)

Location: , Petén
Country: Guatemala

N 17° 4.48', W 89° 24.168'

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Plaza de los Pájaros
(Plaza E)
El conjunto limita con la Acrópolis del Norte y con la Acrópolis Noreste. La Plaza de los Pájaros es uno de los espacios urbanos más amplios que fueron construidos en Yaxhá durante el período Clásico Tardío. Entre sus componentes arquitectónicos se encuentra un patio para Juego de Pelota que ocupa el sector norte, mientras en el Este se ubica un largo basamento que sostuvo tres santuarios relacionadas con los tres niveles de la creación.Entre los tres monumentos erigidos sobre la plaza sobresale la estela 31 debido a sus complicados diseños que incluyen varios pájaros y temas de la naturaleza evidentes en el tocado del personaje principal. English translation:The Plaza of the Birds(Plaza E)This plaza borders the North Acropolis and the Northeast Acropolis. The Plaza of the Birds is one of the larger urban spaces that was built in Yaxhá during the Late Classic Period. Among its architectural components is a ball court occupying the northern sector, while to the east there is a long platform that held three shrines related to the three levels of the universe according to Mayan mythology.Among the three monuments on the plaza, stela 31 stands out due to its intricate designs that include several birds and natural themes that are evident
in the headdress of the person depicted on the stela.
HM NumberHM1VF9
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Date Added Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 244277 N 1889390
Decimal Degrees17.07466667, -89.40280000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 17° 4.48', W 89° 24.168'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds17° 4' 28.8" N, 89° 24' 10.08" W
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