The Eastern Acropolis of Yaxhá Historical

The Eastern Acropolis of Yaxhá Historical (HM1VBL)

Location: , Petén
Country: Guatemala

N 17° 4.312', W 89° 23.907'

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Acrópolis Este
La última etapa constructiva de la Acrópolis corresponde al periodo Clásico Tardío (600 - 700 d.C.). Sobresalen el Palacio Oeste (estructura 218), que sirvió de acceso a la plaza y el Templo de la Manos Rojas; ambos edificios recubrieron construcciones más antiguas. Los palacios Norte y Sur albergaron a los especialistas religiosos, allí probablemente se conservaron los objetos sagrados utilizados en los ritos. El Templo de las Manos Rojas supera los 30 metros de altura; en la parte superior tuvo una crestería decorada con un mascarón. En el recinto se encontraron varios graffiti mayas e impresiones de manos en color rojo. Debajo de la escalinata fue descubierta una tumba del período Clásico Tardío. Debajo de la Acrópolis Este subyacen varios edificios más antiguos que se remontan a 200 d.C. Luego del abandono de Yaxhá, algunos habitantes Postclásicos de Topoxté visitaron el Templo de las Manos Rojas para colocar ofrendas en un gesto de memoria histórica. English translation:The Eastern AcropolisThe last construction stage of the Acropolis corresponds to the Late Classic period (600-700 A.D.). A good example of the construction here is the Western Palace (structure 218), which served as an access to the square and the Temple of the Red Hand. Both of these
buildings encompassed older constructions. The Northern and Southern palaces were the residences of religious specialists, where it is likely that sacred objects used in rituals were preserved. The Temple of the Red Hands is over 30 meters high; at the top was a crest decorated with a figurehead. In the area were found several Mayan graffiti and drawings of red hands. Under the staircase a tomb from the Late Classic period was also discovered. Underneath the Eastern Acropolis are several older buildings that date back to 200 A.D. After the abandonment of Yaxhá, some Postclassic inhabitants of Topoxté visited the Temple of the Red Hands to place offerings in a gesture of historical memory.
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HM NumberHM1VBL
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Date Added Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 244736 N 1889074
Decimal Degrees17.07186667, -89.39845000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 17° 4.312', W 89° 23.907'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds17° 4' 18.7200" N, 89° 23' 54.4200" W
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