Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
Entrance to the City's Center
The marker is trilingual: Kaqchikel, Spanish and English
B’ey pa ruk’u’x ri tinamit
Entrada al centro de la ciudad
Entrance to the city’s center
K’o wi jun jul waqxaqi’ etok’al rupam, k’a ri’ pa ruwi’ ri’ k’o wi jun q’a’n yatik’o’ toq yatok apo pa ruk’u’x ri tinamit. Kojonel jub’a ri winaqi’ e k’as chuchi’ ri tinamit. Ja re’ wi ri b’ey richin yatok apon pa tinamit.
El acceso al centro de la ciudad era possible únicamente a través de un puente que atravesaba un foso de 8 metros de profundidad ubicado en este lugar. La mayoría de la gente vivía en los alrededores. Esta era la entrada al centro fortificado de la ciudad.
Pie de dibujo:
Fuente: modificada del original de M.E. Ramírez.
Access to the city’s center was possible only through a bridge passing over an 8 meter (about 26 ft) deep artificial ditch located right here. Most people lived in the surroundings. This was the entrance to the fortified city’s center.
Source: Modified from the original by M.E. Ramírez.
Erected by Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH) de Guatemala.
Location. 14° 44.178′ N, 90° 59.826′ Click for map. The marker is directly to the right of the entrance to the Archaeological Park of Iximche. The park is south of the city of Tecpán Guatemala on a road known locally as the "Road to Iximche.".
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stela Commemorating the End of the Oxlajpiq/Oxlajb’ak’tun (a few steps from this marker); Mesoamerica and the Mayan Civilization (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayan Civilization in the Post Classic Period (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza A of Iximche (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sotz'il Palace (about 210 meters away); Temple 5 at Iximche (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Xajil Palace (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Rafael Álvarez Ovalle (approx. 11.8 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Tecpán Guatemala.
Categories. • Anthropology • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016.