Archaeological Park Chuwa Nima' Ab'aj Historical

Archaeological Park Chuwa Nima' Ab'aj Historical (HM1TAI)

Location: , Chimaltenango
Country: Guatemala

N 14° 52.305', W 90° 39.69'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 105 views
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Inscription
Parque ArqueológicoChuwa Nima' Ab'ajFrente a la Gran Piedra
HistoriaEsta ciudad maya fue la antigua capital de los Chajomá, grupo perteneciente a la etnia Kaqchikel, cuya sede actual es la población de San Martín Jilotepeque. Ningún texto da la fecha exacta de la fundación de Chuwa Nima'Ab'aj, pero una serie de consideraciones arqueológicas, históricas, y científicas nos llevan a la conclusión de que las construcciones más antiguas se remontan a lo sumo al siglo XII de nuestra era (Lehmann 1968). Durante la conquista española, Pedro de Alvarado ya había sometido una gran parte del territorio de Guatemala cuando llegó a Chuwa Nima'Ab'aj. Para conquistar la ciudad, un pequeño ejercito español se asienta en una llanura llamada "Llano Grande". La ciudad tenía una entrada secreta conocida como "La Senda Sagrada", por la cual, Pedro de Alvarado lanzó un asalto con ayuda de 200 guerreros Tlaxcaltecas (México). Pasó más de un mes de combate hasta que finalmente los españoles ingresaron por lo que actualmente se conoce como el grupo F, el cual se unía con la ciudad a través de un puente sobre un foso. La ciudad fue redescubierta en el año 1896 (360 años después de su conquista), por el alemán Karl Sapper. En 1954 se realizó una investigación
a cargo de la misión arqueológica franco-guatemalteca encabezada por Hernri Lehmann. Pie de dibujos:Fotografía del muro de contención al este Grupo BFuente: Lehmann, Henri. Pirámide del Grupo C1 (Posterior al descombro) Fuente: Lehmann, Henri. English translation:
Archeological ParkChuwa Nima' Ab'ajIn Front of the Great Stone
HistoryThis Mayan city was the ancient capital of the Chajomá, a group that belonged to the Kaqchikel ethnic group, whose actual center is the town of San Martín Jilotepeque. There are no texts that give the exact date of the foundation of Chuwa Nima'Ab'aj, but a series of archaeological, historic and scientific considerations help us arrive at the conclusion that the most ancient constructions here go back to the 7th Century (Lehmann 1968). During the Spanish conquest, Pedro de Alvarado had already taken over a great part of the territory of Guatemala when he arrived at Chuwa Nima'Ab'aj. In order to conquer the city, a small Spanish army was established in a plain known as the "Wide Plain". The city had a secret entrance that was known as the "Sacred Path", by which Pedro de Alvarado launched an attack with the help of 200 allied Tlaxcalteca warriors from what is now México. More than a month of combat passed until
the Spanish finally entered the city through what is now known as Group F, which was in an area that united the city by way of a bridge over a pit.The city was rediscovered in 1896 (360 years after its conquest), by the German, Karl Sapper. In 1954 research at this site was begun under a French-Guatemalan archaeological mission headed by Henri Lehmann. Captions:Photograph of the contention wall to the east of Group BSource: Lehmann, Henri. Pyramid of Group C1 (Before the removal of loose rubble) Source: Lehmann, Henri.
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Details
HM NumberHM1TAI
Tags
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15P E 751616 N 1645459
Decimal Degrees14.87175000, -90.66150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 14° 52.305', W 90° 39.69'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds14° 52' 18.3" N, 90° 39' 41.4" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Closest Postal AddressAt or near RN-5, Chimaltenango , GT
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. This marker needs at least one picture.
  2. Is this marker part of a series?
  3. What historical period does the marker represent?
  4. What historical place does the marker represent?
  5. What type of marker is it?
  6. What class is the marker?
  7. What style is the marker?
  8. Does the marker have a number?
  9. What year was the marker erected?
  10. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?