The North Acropolis at Yaxhá Historical

The North Acropolis at Yaxhá Historical (HM1VFN)

Location: , Petén
Country: Guatemala

N 17° 4.551', W 89° 24.145'

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Acrópolis NorteEl conjunto es el más antiguo de Yaxhá, su morfología representa aspectos sagrados de la cosmovisión maya. Prácticamente todos los edificios incluyen construcciones más antigua en el interior. En el lado norte que representa al cielo, se encuentra una pirámide organizada en siete terrazas. Para los mayas el lado oeste significó el dominio de la oscuridad, que representó al inframundo. La escalinata de ingreso a la acrópolis tuvo mascarones. English translation: The North Acropolis The North Acropolis is the oldest of Yaxhá. Its morphology represents the sacred aspects of the Mayan worldview. Virtually all of the buildings here include older constructions in their interior. The northern side of the Acropolis represents the sky. It is represented by a pyramid organized into seven terraces. For the Maya, the western side represented the power of darkness, which represented the underworld. The stairway entrance to the Acropolis at one time included large plaster and stone masks known as "mascarones."
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Date Added Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 244319 N 1889520
Decimal Degrees17.07585000, -89.40241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 17° 4.551', W 89° 24.145'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds17° 4' 33.0600" N, 89° 24' 8.7000" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Petén , GT
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