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Sculptural corridor of Chetumal undergoing maintenance

Chetumal, Q.R. — The sculptural corridor of the Chetumal maritime terminal is undergoing maintenance. The area, which is headed by the Comprehensive Port Administration of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo), is being maintained to preserve the set of large figures.

Apiqroo general director Alicia Ricalde Magaña, says the figures along the sculptural walkway have become a benchmark of the state’s capital city. She pointed out that the governor, Carlos Joaquín González, made a significant investment in the creation of this sculptural walkway that can be seen around the maritime terminal.

She said the walkway shows part of the local culture, which is also embellished with the panorama offered by Chetumal Bay, the gateway to Gran Costa Maya.

The terminal houses sculptures such as that of Nachi Cocom, Tree of Life and Mayan Stelae, which are a tourist attraction and popular place for residents.

Among these sculptures is also Itzamná, the son of Hunab Ku, who is considered to be the only and true god, the creator. He is known as the god of wisdom, of the sky, night and day, a universal spirit of life.

The Tree of Life is another. It is made up of four cardinal points. It contains the main endemic species of the area with a glowing face at the bottom that symbolizes the Mayan knowledge and worldview. In the form of reliefs, it shows flora, fauna, cenotes, caves and marine species.

Nachi Cocom is part of these sculptures. He is a cacique, a descendant of the lords of Mayapán. The Cocomes were a Mayan people known as “those of the lineage of the wood pigeon.”

In the corridor you can also see Ek Chuah, God of Merchants and Travelers, Kinich Ahau, the Solar God, Yum Kaax, the Corn God, Chaak, the God of Rain, Kukulcán, the feathered serpent and God of the planet Venus, Xaman Ek, God of the Polar Star and Ixchel, Goddess of Birth and the Moon.