Quiriguá

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Quiriguá

(kērēgwä`, kērēwä`), city of the Classic epoch of the MayaMaya
, indigenous people of S Mexico and Central America, occupying an area comprising the Yucatán peninsula and much of the present state of Chiapas in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, parts of El Salvador, and extreme western Honduras.
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, E Guatemala. It is famous for its zoomorphics. Its stone steles have fine hieroglyphs. Near the ruins the United Fruit Company maintains a hospital.

Quiriguá

 

a city of the ancient Mayans.

Quiriguá was founded in the Montagua River valley (in contemporary Guatemala) by settlers from Copan in the second half of the seventh century A.D., this explains the resemblance of the ornate decorative style of architecture and sculpture of these two cities. Quiriguá fell into decay in the ninth century. The ruins of the city were first examined by the English artist F. Catherwood in 1840. Later the ruins were studied by the English scholar A. P. Maudslay and by American scholars (who took part in expeditions sent by the Archaeological Institute of America and the Carnegie Institute). The tall four-sided sculptured stelae and the fanciful carvings of mythical monsters are the most well known among the monuments.

REFERENCES

Stephens, J. L. Incidents of Travel in Central America: Chiapas and Yucatan. New York, 1841.
Maudslay, A. P. Archaeology, vols. 1–4. London, 1889–1902.
Morley, S. G. Inscriptions of Petén, vols. 1–6. Washington, 1937–38.
References in classic literature ?
Near us are those of Copan, while toward the frontier are those of Quirigua, which are even better preserved than the former.
Engativa: Quirigua, Bolivia y Tabora, Santa Maria del Lago
7) En su estudio sobre Quirigua, Looper (2003: 83) identifico en la estela F de la plaza principal el toponimo "Agujero negro", en un contexto de conmemoracion de sacrificio y decapitacion.
In a similar form, as the text closes on a Carnival scene, the world itself becomes geographically uncentered, and the poet remarks: "Si es esto Siena o Quirigua o Manhattan, no podria decirlo nadie" (109).
Contract awarded for acquisition of material used to driving rain water in the park archaeological quirigua
Entonces los mayas extendieron su influencia por las tierras bajas centrales y meridionales, donde edificaron otras ciudades como Palenque y Yaxchilan (Chiapas, Mexico), Quirigua (Guatemala) o Copan (Honduras).
From here (in better weather) it's worth travelling further afield to the Quirigua Mayan ruins.
La desidia de Thompson, o su aparente incapacidad de cumplir con las exigencias de los Bostonians contrastaba, en las recriminaciones de Putnam, con la puntualidad y la excelencia de los trabajos, reportes y remisiones de Maler en la selva lacandona; con el exito estruendoso de las exploraciones de Saville en Mitla para el AMNH, O con el de Gordon en Quirigua para el propio Peabody.
The Santo Tomas de Castilla Port, on the Atlantic coast, offers visitors a quick gateway to the UNESCO declared Mayan ruins of Quirigua.
Se encuentra igualmente el rio Quirigua, y Managua: a las Inmediaciones de este, esta el Real de Utrera donde se construyo la Galera Santa Rosalia, que bajo por Motagua.
Por ejemplo, un conductor dice de una pasajera: "la senora del Quirigua (3) es dificil para recoger, porque viene en silla de ruedas".
Conteste, de manera amable, que en Quirigua no estaba registrada esa fecha en ninguno de sus monumentos.