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Pisté in Tinum, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

The Platform of Eagles and Jaguars

 
 
The Platform of Eagles and Jaguars Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
1. The Platform of Eagles and Jaguars Marker
Inscription.  
Plataforma de las Aguilas y los Jaguares
Esta plataforma rectangular guarda semejanza con la de Venus y otras construcciones de estilo Maya-Tolteca. Posee cuatro escalinatas, una en cada uno de sus lados. En las alfardas de estas escalinatas se hallan representaciones de serpientes emplumadas ascendentes que rematan con cabezas en la parte superior del edificio. En los tableros se observan personajes yacentes y debajo de éstos, águilas y jaguares que sostienen corazones. Estos animales posiblemente representaciones órdenes de guerreros. Su función debió de ser para actividades religiosas o ceremoniales; se fecha entre los años 900 y 1200 d.C., aproximadamente.

Maya-Yucateco:
Ka’anal But’bil Lu’umil le Kooso’obo’ yéetel le Báalamo’obo’
Le kanti’its ka’anal but’bil lu’uma’ chilka’an ti’ le ka’anal but’bil lu’umil noj eek’o’ yéetel uláak’ pak’o’obil maaya-tolteca. Yaan ti’kamp’éel eebo’ob, jump’eel ti’ junjump’éel u tseelijo’ob. Tu polok che’ilo’ob le eebo’oba’yaan k’u’uk’ul kaano’ob ku na’akalo’ob meenta’ano’obi’ yéetel ku os’o’okolo’ob yéetel poolo’ob tu ka’anlil le naja’. Tu pak’il ka’anlile’ ku yila’al
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máako’ob yano’oni’ yéetel tu yáanalo’obe’, yaan kooso’ob yéetel báalamo’ob ku kuchiko’ob puksi’ik’alo’ob. Le ba’alche’oba’ mii ku ye’esiko’ob ka’ach u jejeláasil jba’ate’ilo’ob. Mii meyajnaj tia’al u chiinjolta’al ki’ichkelem yuum wa utia’al u beeta’al k’ulintajo’ob; ku ts’a’abal u ki’iin ichil u ja’abilo’ob 900 yéetel 1200 ts’o’okol ki’ichkelem yuum, wa naats’ti’lelo’.

English:
The Platform of Eagles and Jaguars
This rectangular platform resembles that of Venus and other constructions built in the Maya-Toltec style. It has four small staircases, one on each side. The balustrades of these steps represent ascending plumed serpents which end with the serpent figureheads in the upper part of the building. Prostrate figures are found on the panels and beneath them, eagles and jaguars clutching human hearts. These animals possibly represented warrior castes. The platform was probably used for religious or ceremonial purposes and dates to approximately sometime between 900 and 1200 A.D.
 
Erected by Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA)-INAH.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1200.
 
Location. 20° 41.041′ N, 88° 
The Platform of Eagles and Jaguars and its Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
2. The Platform of Eagles and Jaguars and its Marker
34.152′ W. Marker is in Pisté, Yucatán, in Tinum. Marker can be reached from Carretera Costera de Golfo (Route 180). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pisté YU 97751, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Ball Court (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Castle or Temple of Kukulcán (about 120 meters away); The Temple of the Warriors (about 180 meters away); Temple of the Large Tables (about 210 meters away); The Plaza of the Thousand Columns (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Northern Colonnade (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Platform of Venus and Round Platform (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Platform of the Tombs (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pisté.
 
A jaguar holding a human heart...as mentioned in the marker text. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
3. A jaguar holding a human heart...as mentioned in the marker text.
Two prostrate figures (holding staffs), an eagle and a jaguar, as mentioned in the marker text. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
4. Two prostrate figures (holding staffs), an eagle and a jaguar, as mentioned in the marker text.
The Platform of Eagles and Jaguars image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
5. The Platform of Eagles and Jaguars
An example of serpents and other inscriptions on the platform. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
6. An example of serpents and other inscriptions on the platform.
A nearby <i>tzompantli</i>, or wall of skulls. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
7. A nearby tzompantli, or wall of skulls.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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