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
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.
Entrada al centro de la ciudad
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.
Entrance to the city’s center
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.
Erected by Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH) de Guatemala.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Man-Made Features.
Location. 14° 44.178′ N, 90° 59.826′ W. Marker is in Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango. 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.". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango 04006, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); The Sociopolitical Organization of Mayan Social Classes (about 180 meters away); Sotz'il Palace (about 210 meters away); Temple 5 at Iximche (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Xajil Palace (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tecpán Guatemala.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.