The Acropolis at Kaminaljuyú

The Acropolis at Kaminaljuyú (HM1RT5)

Location: Guatemala, Guatemala
Country: Guatemala
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N 14° 37.95', W 90° 32.936'

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La Acrópolis
Aquí se construyeron plataformas sencillas en el Preclásico Tardío (100 AC) que se modificaron en 500 DC, cuando se estableció el centro político y administrativo de Kaminaljuyu en este lugar. Se usaron bloques de piedra pómez y mezcla de barro para construir los edificios que tenían fachadas de talud/tablero, a veces pintados de rojo.Encima de los edificios habían ranchos de postes y palma. Cuando se abandonaban los edificios, se cubrían con barro y se construía otro encima. El estilo de construcción es parecido a Teotihuacan en el centro de México.La última modificación el del Clásico Tardío (800 DC) y fue de tipo más abierto con bloques grandes de talpetate.English translation:The Acropolis
Here simple platforms were built in the Late Preclassic (100 BC) that were modified in 500 AD, when the political and administrative center of Kaminaljuyu was established in this place. Blocks of pumice and a mud mixture were used to construct the buildings that had slope/panel facades, sometimes painted red.On top of the buildings simple structures made of poles and palm leaves were constructed. When the buildings were abandoned, they were covered with mud and another building was built over the earlier building. The construction style is similar to Teotihuacan in central Mexico. The last modification was made in the Late Classic (800 AD) and was a more open type of construction made with large blocks of hardpan soil.
HM NumberHM1RT5
Placed ByMinisterio de Cultura y Deportes, Instituto de Antropología y Historia
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Date Added Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15P E 764023 N 1619106
Decimal Degrees14.63250000, -90.54893333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 14° 37.95', W 90° 32.936'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds14° 37' 57.0000" N, 90° 32' 56.1600" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11 Calle, Guatemala Guatemala , GT
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