Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua (1981)

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Guatemala 1921. Mayan Stele at Quirigua.

Inhabited since the 2nd century A.D., Quirigua had become during the reign of Cauac Sky (72384) the capital of an autonomous and prosperous state. 

The ruins of Quirigua contain some outstanding 8th-century monuments and an impressive series of carved stelae and sculpted calendars that constitute an essential source for the study of Mayan civilization.

  • Guatemala 1921. Mayan Stele at Quirigua. 

Other World Heritage Sites in Guatemala (on this website). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Guatemala section, for further information about the individual properties. 

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