Posted 11 July, 2013 by Stuart Torres in Heritage


Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List


La Antigua Guatemala (1979)
Quirigua Archaeological Park (1981)

Tikal National Park (1979)

La Antigua Guatemala

Date of Registration: 1979
Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv)
Well : 49 has
Sacatepequez, Valle Panchoy
N14 34 W90 40
Ref: 65

The Antigua, the capital of the Captaincy General of Guatemala, was founded in the early sixteenth century. Built to 1,500 m above sea level in an earthquake, was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773, but its principal monuments are still preserved as ruins. At the end of nearly three centuries, City, which was built on a grid pattern inspired by the Italian Renaissance, acquired several majestic monuments.

Quirigua Archaeological Park

Date of Registration: 1981
Criteria: (i)(ii)(iv)
Izabal Department
N15 16 14 W89 02 25
Ref: 149

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Inhabited since the second century D.C., Quirigua developed during the reign of Cauac Sky (723–84) in the capital of an independent and prosperous state. The ruins of Quirigua have several outstanding monuments of the thirteenth century, and an impressive series of carved stelae and sculpted calendars that constitute an essential source for the study of Mayan civilization.

Tikal National Park

Date of Registration: 1979
Criteria: (i)(iii)(iv)(ix)(x)
Well : 57600 has
Department of El Petén
N17 13 W89 37
Ref: 64

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At the heart of the jungle, Surrounded by lush greenery, is one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization, still inhabited since the VI, A.C. until the tenth century, D.C. The ceremonial center has majestic temples and palaces and public squares accessed by ramps. Remains of dwellings are scattered throughout the field.


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