|UNESCO #149 - Ruins of Quirigua, Izabal - GUATEMALA|
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua - GUATEMALA - UNESCO #149
Another card from Ale, this time showing the archaeological park of Quirigua, located near the border with Honduras and famous for the carvings (stars and calendars) which aren't fully deciphered yet. Thanks again Ale, I loved your card and stamps! This postcards took 15 days to arrive!
Inhabited since the 2nd century A.D., Quirigua had become during the reign of Cauac Sky (723–84) 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.