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Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
 

Temple 5 at Iximche

K'oxtun Wo'o Iximche’

 

—Templo 5 de Iximche —

 
Temple 5 at Iximche Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
1. Temple 5 at Iximche Marker
Inscription.
The marker is trilingual: Kaqchikel, Spanish and English

Kaqchikel:
Junam rik'in ri K'oxtun 3, rik'in jub'a' re jun k'oxtun re' xk'atzin richin xemayoxin rik'in ri ajaw Tojil.

Español
Al igual que el Templo 3, este templo pudo estar dedicado a la deidad conocida como Tojil.

English:
Like temple 3, this temple was possibly dedicated to the god Tojil.
 
Erected by Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH) de Guatemala.
 
Location. 14° 44.068′ N, 90° 59.691′ W. Marker is in Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango. Click for map. The marker is directly just to the right of Temple 5 in Plaza C of 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. Xajil Palace (a few steps from this marker); Sotz'il Palace (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Plaza A of Iximche (about 210 meters away); Mayan Civilization in the Post Classic Period (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Mesoamerica and the Mayan Civilization
Temple 5 in Plaza C at Iximche Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
2. Temple 5 in Plaza C at Iximche Marker
The marker is to the far right of the temple in this view. Even further to the right is the Xajil Palace marker.
(approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Entrance to the City's Center (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Stela Commemorating the End of the Oxlajpiq/Oxlajb’ak’tun (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Rafael Álvarez Ovalle (approx. 11.6 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Tecpán Guatemala.
 
Regarding Temple 5 at Iximche. Tojil is a Mayan deity associated with rain, storms, fire and lightning. An alternate name, hunracan, is one possible origin for the word hurricane.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016.
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