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

The Temple of the Warriors

The Temple of the Warriors Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
1. The Temple of the Warriors Marker
Templo de los Guerreros
Este edificio debe su nombre a pilastras con representaciones de guerreros. Está construido sobre un antiguo edificio conocido como el Templo del Chac mool, en cuyas paredes y pilastras interiores hay representaciones, plasmadas con rico colorido, de serpientes emplumadas, guerreros y sacerdotes. La construcción superior solo muestra la mitad de su altura real. En sus esquinas y muros exteriors presenta mascarones narigudos. En las paredes interiors de las bóvedas hubo murales con escenas de la vida cotidiana y de guerra. Las mesas-altar y banquetas pudieron servir de asiento y trono para los dignatarios.

Le naja’ ku taal u k’aaba’ ti’ le pak’o’ob tu’ux yaan u yoochel aj ba’ate’ob. Beeta’an tu yóok’ol uláak naj k’aj óolta’an bey u K’ul Najil Chak Mo’ole’, tu pak’ilo’ob te’ ichilo’ yaan u yoochel jadzutz u boonil k’u’um kaano’ob, aj ba’ate’ob yéetel yuum k’iino’ob. U ka’analile’ chéen ku ye’esik táanchumuk ti’ le jach buka’aj u nojochilo’. Tu ti’itzo’ob yéetel tu paach pak’ilo’obe’ yaan u yoochel pix icho’ob nuuk u ni’obi’. Tu pak’il ichilo’obe’ yaan kan ti’itzo’ob tu’ux
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ku yila’al u yoochel le bix u kuxtalo’obo’ yéetel le bix u ba’ate’obo’. Le kili’ich mayak yéetel báanketa’obo’ míij meyajnajo’ob tia’al u kutal le jala’acho’obo’.

This building owes its name to the rows of pillars displaying relief carvings of warriors. It was erected over an ancient structure known as the Temple of Chac Mool, upon whose walls and interior pillars there are richly colored carvings of plumed serpents, warriors, and priests. The upper building only partially reflects its true grandeur. There are three sculpted masks with extremely long noses on the outer walls and at the corners. On the inner walls of the vaults there were murals with scenes of war and daily life. The altar-tables and benches may have served as seats and thrones for dignitaries.
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 & ArchaeologyArchitectureMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans.
Location. 20° 40.998′ N, 88° 34.049′ W. Marker is in Pisté, Yucatán, in Tinum. Marker can be reached from Carretera Costera de Golfo (Route 180). The marker is at the base of the Temple of the Warriors at Chichén
The Temple of the Warriors and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
2. The Temple of the Warriors and Marker
Itzá Archaeological Park. 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. Temple of the Large Tables (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plaza of the Thousand Columns (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Northern Colonnade (about 120 meters away); The Colonnade of the Northeastern Corner (about 150 meters away); The Palace of the Sculpted Columns (about 180 meters away); The Platform of Eagles and Jaguars (about 180 meters away); Temple of the Small Tables (about 210 meters away); The Castle or Temple of Kukulcán (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pisté.
The Temple of the Warriors image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
3. The Temple of the Warriors
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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