MONOLITH TO THE DESCENDING GOD

VIVAS VALDÉS, VEUDI (2023). APUNTES E INVESTIGACIÓN – HISTORIAN CHRONIST OF COZUMEL. INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY THE DIRECTORATE OF TOURISM AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF COZUMEL.

This monument wrongly called monolith is a sculpture made of 30 pieces of reddish stone from the quarries of Michoacán. 

Apparently promoted by Mr. Ilya Chamberlain, the first international promoter of tourism in Cozumel in the fifties, and with the support of government authorities and elements of the Military Air Base No. 4 (B.A.M. No. 4), its installation was achieved in the space it occupies today.

Its author was the Michoacan Luis Eduardo Jurado, who decided to possibly agree with the realization of this monument, to refer to the Mayan Culture exemplifying in one of its faces the representation of the “Descending God” located in the temple of the same name in the archaeological zone of Tulum and in its counterpart one of the six masks located in the “Temple of the Masks” of the archaeological zone of Kohunlich in the south of the State of Quintana Roo, signi

fying with this the importance of the Mayan influence in the zone of Cozumel.

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