The House of the Cenote Historical

The House of the Cenote Historical (HM1X36)

Location: , Quintana Roo Tulum
Country: Mexico

N 20° 12.965', W 87° 25.693'

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La Casa del Cenote

Una característica relevante de los poblados mayas de la Costa Oriental, fue la construcción de templos o casas cerca de fuentes de agua como cenotes y chultunes (que es un tipo de cisterna) o altares en el interior de cuevas. Este edificio era una vivienda que fue construida sobre la roca caliza, luego fue ampliada con un cuarto colocado directamente sobre la cueva que forma el cenote. Además, se encontraron osamentas, por lo que tal vez también fue usada como cripta. Los mayas de la Península de Yucatán se enfrentaron a un serio problema con el agua potable, ya que prácticamente no existen ríos o cuerpos de agua en la superficie. English:An important characteristic of the Mayan villages of the East Coast was the construction of temples or houses near water sources such as Wells and chultunes (which is a type of cistern) or altars inside caves. This building was a house that was built on the limestone, which then was extended with a room placed directly over the hole that forms the cenote. In addition, bones were found, so maybe it was also used as a crypt. The Maya of the Yucatan Peninsula faced a serious problem with drinking water, as there are almost no rivers or bodies of water on the surface.
HM NumberHM1X36
Placed ByConsejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA)
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Date Added Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 455267 N 2235451
Decimal Degrees20.21608333, -87.42821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 12.965', W 87° 25.693'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 12' 57.9" N, 87° 25' 41.58" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Quintana Roo , MX
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