Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Yucatan Peninsula (The Southeast)
The Palace of the Great Lord
Éste es uno de los edificios en los que vivían los pobladores más importantes de Tulum. Está formado por varios cuartos amplios que fueron cubiertos con techos planos apoyados sobre columnas, mismas que soportaban vigas de madera entrecruzadas y una mezcla de rocas calizas y arena, conocido como “calcreto”.
Tiene banquetas junto a los muros, las caules se usaron como asiento y probablemente como canas. Al fondo hay un santuario donde la familia realizaba sus ceremonias religiosas.
Los arqueólogos llaman a este tipo de construcciones “Palacio”, porque era donde vivía el llamado HalachUinic o “Gran Señor” y su familia.
This is one of the buildings where the most important inhabitants of Tulum lived. It consists of several large rooms that were covered with flat roofs supported by columns, which supported crossed wooden beams and a mixture of gravel, limestone powder and sand, known as “calcrete”.
It has benches along the walls, which were used as seats and probably beds. In the back is a sanctuary where the family performed their religious ceremonies.
Archaeologists call this type of construction “Palace”, because it was where the so-called HalachUinic or “Great Lord” and his family lived.
Erected by Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Architecture • Man-Made Features • Native Americans.
Location. 20° 12.908′ N, 87° 25.752′ W. Marker is in Tulum, Quintana Roo. Marker can be reached from Carretera Cancún - Tulum (Route 307). The marker is east of the Palace of the Great Lord at the Tulum Archaeological Site near the town of Tulum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tulum QR 77700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple of the Descending God (a few steps from this marker); Trade and Navigation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Temple of the Stela (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The House of the Cenote (about 150 meters away); The Caste War 1847-1900 (approx. 0.2 kilometers away).
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.