K'atunes or Periods of History

K'atunes or Periods of History (HM2I23)

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 K'atunes o Periodos de la HistoriaEl pueblo maya organizó la cuenta del tiempo en períodos de 20 años llamados k'atunes los cuales comenzaban la cuenta del tiempo con el inicio del año nuevo maya; el 16 de julio del calendario gregoriano. El día iniciaba a las 4 de la mañana y abarcaba 20 horas llamadas tsilk'in, de 72 minutos cada una. Eran las cabrillas, o el lucero de la mañana los que marcaban el inicio del dia. Toda obra importante como la fundación de un pueblo, la construcción de un sakbe', un adoratorio etc., se emprendía en el año nuevo. El próximo 16 de julio de 2008 se cumplirán 5,549 años en la cuenta maya. La vigencia de los k'atunes se mantuvo hasta 1697 cuando el pueblo maya de Tayasal, reducto de los Itzaes, fue destruido por los españoles.Profesor Carlos Valdéz Chay (Pintor de Bacalar)Profesor Jesús Morales Rosas (Historiador)English:K'atunes, Periods of HistoryThe mayan people organized time in periods of 20 years called k'atunes in which they begun the count of the year with the Maya New Year; july 16th in the Gregorian calendar. A common



day began around 4 am lasting 20 hours which were called tsilk'in; each hour had 72 minutes. The "cabrillas" (stars commonly known as seven sisters or Pleiades) or sunrise that marked the starting day. In every important work as a city foundation, the building of a sakbe' or religious temple take place in the Maya New Year's Eve. On july 16th 2008, 5549 years would have passed according to the Mayan long count system. The use of this numeric system was kept until 1697 when Tayasal, the last Maya boundary was conquered and destroyed by the spanish army. English translation:Professor Carlos Valdéz Chay (Bacalar painter)Professor Jesús Morales Rosas (Historian)
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 352673 N 2064800
Decimal Degrees18.66920000, -88.39693333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 18° 40.152', W 88° 23.816'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds18° 40' 9.1200000000001" N, 88° 23' 48.96" W
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