​KAMINALJUYU-Guatemala City, Guatemala DESCRIPTION Kaminaljuyu, “Hill of the Dead”, is a major Pre Classic site that sat at the crossroads of Maya trade. Kaminaljuyú: Kaminaljuyú, historic centre of the highland Maya, located near modern Guatemala City, Guat. The site was inhabited from the Formative Period . Kaminaljuyu, Kaminaljuyú, Kaminal, Juyú, juyu, Guatemala, City, Best, Digital, Pictures, Photos, Mesoamerican, Tomb, Tombs, Mexico, Central, America.

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About Us Help Center. Dating to Esperanza times and later in the Classic period, twelve ballcourts have been found, possibly indicating an emphasis on resolution of conflicts through ritual game-playing rather than war, which would underscore Kaminaljuyu’s role as a nexus and intermediary between powerful foreign entities and as a religious “pilgrimage” site. Learned something new here.



Izapan civilization In pre-Columbian civilizations: Write a Review Reviews This is an unknown but really important archaological site in the middle of not-such-a-great neighborhood in Guatemala City. The museum is really small, so is the Acropole but overall is nice. The park is well kept for the most part and you will see many In fact, it was abandoned at about the same time that Teotihuacan collapsed. The eyes and the mouth were formed by strategically applied lumps.

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Early versions of other Classic Maya deities were depicted, including the maize god, the Hero Twinsand a merchant god. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is thought juyyu pits were used for cooking, storage and refuse containers. The head has received the most attention to detail. Are the prices for this place or activity expensive? Ask nicholasn about Kaminaljuyu. TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites.

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Reviewed September 20, Check it out if you’re in Guatemala City. Ask Jcquan about Kaminaljuyu.

Among the objects found as offerings kaimnal the tomb were jade beads around the necks of two of the corpses, wafer-like disc shells forming a choker on one skeleton, jade earplug flares, an unusually large number of shells, a fine obsidian blade, a tortoise shell, metatesand various fine pottery pieces including a whistling jar and a carved tripod vessel. Share another experience before you go.


What remains is enclosed in a park. It is administered by the Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil. Reviewed June 18, Off the beating path.

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Some Mayan ruins in the city. In the last twenty years, archaeologists have studied sophisticated water control systems in the southern precincts of “Miraflores” Kaminaljuyu, indicating an extensive bureaucracy and concomitant social hierarchical must have been in place to supervise and maintain the hydraulics.

There were principally two kamunal of pits: Nice spot to reflect on how far we’ve come and the things we don’t know. Its strategic location enabled control of crucial trade routes during the Maya period.

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