Mayan Stelae at Quirigua

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Detail of one of the stelae.
Not all the carvings are tall at the park. arc459 (Atlas Obscura User)
One of the major monoliths at the ancient Quirigua site. arc459 (Atlas Obscura User)
Some stelae detail. arc459 (Atlas Obscura User)
An example of ‘Long Count” calendar dating. arc459 (Atlas Obscura User)
The tall stelea under thatched cover. arc459 (Atlas Obscura User)

In the 8th century, at the height of ancient Mesoamerican culture, the city of Quirigua was one of its most important settlements, a World Heritage site that UNESCO calls “one of the major testimonies to the Mayan civilization.”

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