Corpus Volume 6

Monuments from Palo Verde, Chimaltenango, in MUNAE, Guatemala City

Photographs by Bruce Love, drawings by Oswaldo Chinchilla

The photos were authorized by Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, la Dirección General del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural, and the Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología (MUNAE) under Resolución Administrativa Número DAJ-294-2018. We are grateful to Daniel Aquino, Director of MUNAE; Camilo Luin of the University of San Carlos and the Popol Vuh Museum; and Archaeologist Alejandro Garay for their generous assistance in facilitating this effort.

Palo Verde vicinity map
Location of Palo Verde, Chimaltenango, Guatemala. Source of base map: Mundo Maya, Maya World. Edición Quimera (2007).

Monument 1
Height at highest point: 2.42 m
Width at widest point: 0.69 m
Thickness: *


Monument 2
Height at highest point: 2.26 m
Width at widest point: 0.65 m
Thickness: *


Monument 3
Height at highest point: 2.35 m
Width at widest point: 0.66 m
Thickness: *

*There are no thickness measurements because the faces of the monuments had been sawn off, after which the stelae were reconstructed with cement.


Suggested Citation: Love, Bruce and Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos. “Corpus Volume 6: Monuments from Palo Verde, Chimaltenango, in MUNAE, Guatemala City.” Contributions to Mesoamerican Studies, October 27, 2018.

Downloadable PDF: CtMS_Corpus_V006_PaloVerde_MUNAE_Guatemala

Related journal article:  2001 Chinchilla et al_Palo Verde.pdf


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