Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua World Heritage Site

Official name
Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua | UNESCO
Country
Guatemala
Continent
North America
Location
Department of Izabal
15.2705° Lat, -89.4020° Lon
Code
149
Time Zone
America/Guatemala, CST -0600
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1981. 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.