Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
Popab’äl Jay Sotz'il
— Palacio Sotz'il —
The marker is trilingual: Kaqchikel, Spanish and English
Popab’äl 1, ja reri nim jay k’o Iximche’. Nib’ix chi ja re ri nimalaj wi kochoch ri qati’t qamama’ Sotz’il, ja rije’ yalan kejqualem chupam ri tinamit. Ruma ri jalajoj taq tz’eteb’al e k’o chupam ri popab’al jay nuq’alajirisaj chi xek’ulwachitaj jalajoj taq nimaq’ij chupam re jun popab’al jay re’.
El Palacio 1 es el más grande en Iximche’. Se piensa que era la residencia del linaje Sotz’il, el más prominente de la región. El análisis de materiales arqueológicos recuperados en el interior del palacio indica que allí se llevaban muchas actividades rituales.
Pie de dibujo:
Fuente: modificada del original de M.E. Ramírez.
Also known as Palace 1, this is the biggest palace at Iximche’. We believe this was the residence of the Sotz’il family, the most prominent in the region. Archaeological studies of artifacts found inside this palace suggest that there was considerable ritual activity taking place within its walls.
Erected by Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH) de Guatemala.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Architecture • Man-Made Features.
Location. 14° 44.12′ N, 90° 59.728′ W. Marker is in Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango. The marker is directly on top of the Sotz'il Palace in Plaza B 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". 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. The Sociopolitical Organization of Mayan Social Classes (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza A of Iximche (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Temple 5 at Iximche (about 120 meters away); Xajil Palace (about 120 meters away); Mayan Civilization in the Post Classic Period (about 120 meters away); Mesoamerica and the Mayan Civilization (about 150 meters away); Plaza D at Iximché (about 180 meters away); Artisans and Exchanges at Iximché (about 180 meters 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 294 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.