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System of Control - Tulum, Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 20° 12.971 W 087° 25.741
16Q E 455183 N 2235462
Quick Description: Tulum is the site of a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city serving as a major port for Cobá, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.
Location: Quintana Roo, Mexico
Date Posted: 4/18/2018 1:31:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMY4CV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 2

Long Description:
"Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have resulted in very high fatalities, disrupting the society and eventually causing the city to be abandoned. One of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites, Tulum is today a popular site for tourists." (visit link)

The information panel says:

"A wall for controlling and securing social life

You are in one of the port cities with a system of control and defense composed of a rampart with watchtowers, as well as strategic access to land and sea.

Its ancient inhabitants built it on the highest point of the region, with an amazing level of planning and design.

The most important buildings are surrounded by a wall and they can only be reached by four narrow paths by land and by the cove.

Likewise, a smaller wall defines and restricts access to the central space, the place where magical and religious rituals are held."
Group that erected the marker: INAH (Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia)

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Carretera Federal 307 Cancún - Chetumal Km 230
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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