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Quirigua is located in the Department of Izabal in Guatemala.  It is a three and a half hour drive from the Capital City of Guatemala.  Quirigua is a small archeological site that contains the tallest stelae of the Mayan world.  Quirigua was dominated by Copan which is just 50 kilometers away.  In 737 things came to a clash with Copan.  Cauc Sky, the leader of Quirigua captured Eighteen Rabbit who was Copan's Ruler.  This was the final break with Copan and Quirigua became the strongest influence in the Motagua Valley.

Below are some of the pictures of this beautiful archeological site.  Double click on the icon to enlarge the picture.

Ball Court

Stelae A, 775 A.C.

Stelae C, 775 A.C.

Stelae D, 766 A.C.

General View of the Central Plaza

Side of Steale D

Stelae

Stelae F

Stelae

Stelae

Stelae E

Stelae E

Stelae E

Stelae

Stelae

Stelae K, 809 A.C.

Stelae

Stelae J, 756 A.C.

Quirigua Archeological Park

Altar M

Acropolis

Acropolis

Acropolis

Acropolis

Acropolis

Acropolis

Ball Court

Acropolis

Central Plaza

Stelae

Zoomorph

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