Template:Infobox Pre-Columbian site

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Plaza 1 with Structure 6 at the left and Structure 1 at the right. The small platforms in the plaza are Structures 11 and 12.
Zaculeu is located in Mesoamerica
Location within Mesoamerica
Coordinates 15°20′1.66″N 91°29′33.88″W / 15.3337944°N 91.4927444°W / 15.3337944; -91.4927444
Country  Guatemala
Region Huehuetenango Department
Municipality Huehuetenango
Other names Saqulew
Culture Maya civilization
First occupied Early Classic c.AD 250–600
Period Early Classic to Late Postclassic
Conquered by K'iche' Kingdom of Q'umarkaj (Postclassic)
Gonzalo de Alvarado y Chávez of Spain (1525)
Abandoned 1525
Excavation and maintenance
Responsible body Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes
Restored by United Fruit Company
Date restored Late 1940s
Dates excavated 1940s
Notable archaeologists John M. Dimick
Architectural styles Mesoamerican pyramids with talud-tablero style architecture and double stairways


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Up to 2 designations are allowed. Normally designations are listed in decreasing scope (i.e. an international designation first, followed by a national one, etc.). Each designation is represented by a colored bar, controlled by the {{Designation}} template. Though the Designation template is used in the background here, it can be used as a stand-alone template to create tables, lists, and even other infoboxes. For more information see Template:Designation/doc.

To display a designation, there are several templates. While no parameters are necessary, it is recommended that at least the designation date and reference number (if applicable) are known before adding the designation. For each designation (1-2) the following parameters may be used:

designation1 – Input the callname of the designation here. For a list of supported callnames, see Template:Designation/doc#Supported designations.

Example format – | designation1 = World Heritage Site

designation1_offname – The official name of the historic site, as listed in the register. If the official name is the same as the common name at the top of the infobox, this field is not necessary. If more than one name is included on the register, include all of them.

Example format – | designation1_offname = Obélisque antique

designation1_type – Some registers have certain types of designations (i.e. "Natural" and "Cultural", "Grade I" and "Grade II", etc.). If the type is closely associated with the designation, input that type here.

Example format – | designation1_type = Cultural

designation1_criteria – Some registers require sites to meet specific criteria (normally one or more items in a list) for inclusion. If the criteria is known, input it here.

Example format – | designation1_criteria = ii, iv

designation1_date – Date when the site received this designation. Normally this parameter needs a reference (make sure it is properly formatted).

Example format – | designation1_date = March 4, 1972<ref>{{cite web|...}}</ref>

delisted1_date – If a site has been removed from a designation's list, this is the date of delisting. Setting a value to this parameter causes the designation's color bar to turn grey and adds the word "Former" to the beginning. This parameter also needs a reference.

Example format – | delisted1_date = March 5, 1972<ref>{{cite web|...}}</ref>

designation1_partof – Some designations are part of larger designations (i.e. an individually designated building inside a designated district or an individually designated district in a designated city). For example, Ellis Island is a part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument; both are listed as New York City Landmarks. If the larger designation is listed on the same register, include the name of the larger designation here. If a Wikipedia article exists about that designation, link to it.

Example format – | designation1_partof = [[Statue of Liberty National Monument]]

designation1_number – Most registers include unique reference numbers for each site so that they can be searched for more easily than by name (There may be two Jones Houses on the register, but they have unique reference numbers). Include this reference number here.

Example format – | designation1_number = 70010045

For designation 2, these same parameters are used, only "designation1" in all the parameters is replaced by "designation2", "designation3", etc.

Custom parameters

Besides all of these hard-coded parameters there is also the possibility of adding up to 3 custom parameters for each designation. These can be used for information specific to that single register (such as "Region" for World Heritage Sites or "Multiple Property Submission" to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places). If there is anything extra needed to fully identify the designated site, include it here. designation1_free1name – The name (bolded part) of the 1st custom parameter you would like to identify.

Example format – | designation1_free1name = Region

designation1_free1value – The value to which you want to set the custom parameter.

Example format – | designation1_free1value = [[World Heritage Sites in Europe|Europe and North America]]

Up to three custom parameters can be named and defined for each parameter (| designation1_free2name =, | designation1_free2value =, etc.).


The HTML mark up produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the place-name and location parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia, or via a browser tool operated by a person, to (for example) add the subject to an address book. Within the hCard is a Geo microformat, which additionally makes the coordinates (latitude & longitude) parsable, so that they can be, say, looked up on a map, or downloaded to a GPS unit. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.


If the place or venue has an "established", "founded", "opened" or similar date, use {{start date}} unless the date is before 1583 CE.

If it has a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.


hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • category
  • county-name
  • extended-address
  • fn
  • label
  • locality
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • region
  • street-address
  • uid
  • url
  • vcard

Geo is produced by calling {{coord}}, and uses HTML classes:

  • geo
  • latitude
  • longitude

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.


When giving coordinates, please use an appropriate level of precision. Do not use {{coord}}'s |name= parameter.