Posted 16 May, 2013 by Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Findings reveal new information Kaminaljuyú

Archaeologists, Ministry of Culture and Sports information about the find in the archaeological park Kaminaljuyú, of a stone monument with details of different periods Mayan. These features could help to better understand the history and customs of the ancient inhabitants of the city.

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Dr. Barbara Arroyo, Park director and in charge of research and restoration projects shared his interpretation of the monument: "The monument was found in the Superior Basin, at the base of the mound C-II-13 Park. It is carved on a columnar basalt rock and has work on all sides. This work was done at various times chronological. It is believed that the oldest sculpture, possibly corresponding to the Middle Preclassic (800-400 AC) is the containing domes, same purposes they could serve stargazing.

The second moment of sculpture is associated with the main character, standing with a belt of the same style as the wake 11. The top of the character can not be seen because it was intentionally destroyed by the ancient inhabitants of Kaminaljuyú. This character and another sitting immediately to the left of it, corresponds to the Late Preclassic (200 AC-200 DC).

Last, the monument presents what could be two eyes of an animal, possibly a snake and sculptural moment corresponds to the last period, in the Late Classic period (600-900 DC). The monument was found in its original place Late Classic.

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Kaminaljuyu Many monuments were carved in the Late Preclassic and deleted sometime around the year 300 DC. This memorial does not escape this tradition as the top of the standing and sitting figures have no faces due to the intentional destruction of the same. The destruction could be circa 300 DC, time Kaminaljuyú major problems suffered from the drying up of Lake Miraflores and a drought in the region ".

Targets to fulfill

Besides excavation projects undertaken by other restoration and conservation, as change and replacement of the roof structure by a metallic timber, in the area where you can watch the original prehispanic buildings.

With these new facilities will be kept for much longer buildings, with effective protection against weather factors that may affect. The restoration and conservation projects have been conducted in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.

The director of the park also said the newly found monument is not yet exposed to the public and it remains for you to undergo further tests and studies. Additionally, you should find the perfect place for people to watch it without damaging.

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