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Tecpán Guatemala in Municipality of Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
 

Temple 5 at Iximche

K'oxtun Wo'o Iximche'

 

— Templo 5 de Iximche —

 
Temple 5 at Iximche Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
1. Temple 5 at Iximche Marker
Inscription.  
The marker is trilingual: Kaqchikel, Spanish and English

Kaqchikel:
Junam rik'in ri K'oxtun 3, rik'in jub'a' re jun k'oxtun re' xk'atzin richin xemayoxin rik'in ri ajaw Tojil.

Español
Al igual que el Templo 3, este templo pudo estar dedicado a la deidad conocida como Tojil.

English:
Like temple 3, this temple was possibly dedicated to the god Tojil.
 
Erected by Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH) de Guatemala.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyArchitectureMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 14° 44.068′ N, 90° 59.691′ W. Marker is in Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango, in Municipality of Tecpán Guatemala. The marker is directly just to the right of Temple 5 in Plaza C 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
Temple 5 in Plaza C at Iximche Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
2. Temple 5 in Plaza C at Iximche Marker
The marker is to the far right of the temple in this view. Even further to the right is the Xajil Palace marker.
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distance of this marker. Xajil Palace (a few steps from this marker); Plaza D at Iximché (within shouting distance of this marker); Artisans and Exchanges at Iximché (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sotz'il Palace (about 120 meters away); The Sociopolitical Organization of Mayan Social Classes (about 120 meters away); Plaza A of Iximche (about 210 meters away); Mayan Civilization in the Post Classic Period (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Mesoamerica and the Mayan Civilization (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tecpán Guatemala.
 
Regarding Temple 5 at Iximche. Tojil is a Mayan deity associated with rain, storms, fire and lightning. An alternate name, hunracan, is one possible origin for the word hurricane.
 
 
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 265 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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