Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
Popab’äl Jay Xajil
— Palacio Xajil —
The marker is trilingual: Kaqchikel, Spanish and English
Popab’äl jay, nib’ix chi ja re rochoch ri Xajil, kik’in ri Sotz’il junam xesamaj chupam ruchanpomal ri tinamit. Niqajunamaj rik’in ri Popab’al jay kichin ri aj Sotz’il, chi kiwach ri wachib’al nuq’alajirisaj chi xeb’an samaj richin pa jay, man richin ta ri nimab’al k’u’x.
Palacio en donde se cree habitó el linaje Xajil, que conjuntamente con los Sotz’il participaba del gobierno de la ciudad y la región. En comparación al Palacio Sotz’il, el análisis de materiales arqueológicos de este palacio reveló más evidencia de actividades domésticas que de religiosas.
This palace could have been the residence of the Xajil family. Together with the Sotz’il, the Xajil participated from the government of the city and the whole region. In comparison to the Sotz’il Palace, archaeological studies revealed more evidence of domestic activities here than religious activities.
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° 44.06′ N, 90° 59.695′ W. Marker is in Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango. The marker is at the far eastern side of the Archaeological Park of Iximche near Plaza D. 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. Temple 5 at Iximche (a few steps from this marker); Plaza D at Iximché (within shouting distance of this marker); Artisans and Exchanges at Iximché (within shouting distance of this marker); Sotz'il Palace (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); 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.
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 346 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.