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Dzibilchaltún in Municipality of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Sacbe 1

 
 
Sacbe 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 11, 2017
1. Sacbe 1 Marker
Inscription.
Sacbé 1
Este camino artificial o “sacbé” mide 20 m. de ancho; se inicia al este de la plaza central y 400 m. después, en la misma dirección, entronca con la gran plataforma que sustenta los edificios en torno de la construcción conodia como Las Siete Muñecas. Estuvo en uso entre 600 y 1000 d.C., es decir, durante el Clásico Tardio y Terminal. Dentro del sitio se han localizado once “sacbeoob” que salen del centro y se dirigen hacia los grupos de construcciones situadas en la periferia, con lo cual dan al sitio carácter urbano. Los “sacbeoob” interiores se han interpretado como evidencia de sistemas de parentesco entre familias.

Maya-Yucateco:
Yáax Sakbej. (1)
Le bej meentpaja’ana’ yaan ti’ 20 metros u kóochil; ju káajal tu lak’inil le k’ilwikil chúumukilo’, yéetel 400 metros tu táan, ku núupul táankabil ku kuchik le najo’ob yaan tu bak’pachil le naj k’ajóolta’an je’ex Las siete muñecas. Meyajnaj ichil 600 yéetel 1000 ts’o’okol ki’ichkelem yuum, ti’ Clásico Tardio yéetel Terminal. Ichil le kúuchila’ ts’u yila’al buluk wa oonse sakbejo’ob, lelo’oba’ ku jóok’olo’ob kitak u chúumukil yéetel ku bino’ob ti’ le uláak’ najo’ob yaan tu bak’pachilo’, beyo’ bey jump’éel nojoch kaaje’. Le sakbejo’obil ichilo’ ts’u yila’alo’ob je’ex u chilkuill yaan láak’tsilil ichil ch’i’l
Sacbe 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 11, 2017
2. Sacbe 1 Marker
The marker is to the north along the main road between the Central Square and the Temple of the Seven Dolls as one walks along the "sacbe" or raised road. "Sacbe" means "white way or road" which refers to the road being made of limestone blocks and rubble. One of the smaller "sacbe" can be seen leading off to the north of the marker.
balilo’ob.

English:
Sacbe 1
This road, or “Sacbe 1”, is 20 mts wide. It begins at the East of the Central Square and 400 mets later, in the same direction, it connects with the huge platform which upholds the buildings that surround the construction known as the “The Seven Dolls”. It was mainly in use between 600 and 1000 A.D., that is, during the Late and Terminal Classic periods. Within the site eleven “Sacbeoob” have been located, all of them beginning at the center and leading to the to the peripheral constructions, thus giving the site an urban character. The inner “Sacbeoob” have been interpreted as evidence of ties between families.
 
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Location. 21° 5.481′ N, 89° 35.703′ W. Marker is in Dzibilchaltún, Yucatán, in Municipality of Mérida. Touch for map. The marker is located about 75 meters to the left after the entrance to the Dzibilchaltun Archaeological Zone, along the "sacbe" towards the Seven Dolls Temple. The park is off the road towards the small village of Dzilbilchaltun, to the east some 20 km north of Mérida on the Mérida-Progeso Highway (Hwy. 261). Marker is in this post office area: Dzibilchaltún, Yucatán 97300, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Sacbe 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 11, 2017
3. Sacbe 1 Marker
These two stelae are on the other side of the "sacbe" across from the marker. Their inscriptions are no longer legible.
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Structure 36 (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dzibilchaltún Archaeological Site (about 180 meters away); The Habitational Complex (about 180 meters away); The Open Chapel (about 210 meters away); Central Square (about 240 meters away); Substructure 38 (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Edifice 44 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Adjoining Rooms (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dzibilchaltún.
 
Categories. AnthropologyMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
A view of the "sacbe" from the top of Structure 36 towards the east image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 11, 2017
4. A view of the "sacbe" from the top of Structure 36 towards the east
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 149 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 30, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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