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

Pedz Balam House

 
 
Pedz Balam House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 12, 2017
1. Pedz Balam House Marker
Inscription.
Casa Pedz Balam
Calle 60 x 61 No. 500
En lo profundo de los muros de Mérida se pueden descubrir las piedras labradas que en este mismo Centro Histórico levantaron – desde el siglo III a.C. hasta el siglo XVI de nuestra era – las paredes de los templos y palacios de una de las ciudades ás importantes del Mayab antiguo: T’Hó or Tihó, centro de la comarco de Ichchanzichó.

Las entrañas de los muros de la casa Pedz Balam son un ejemplo de la reutilización de aquellos bloques mayas, colocados con el mismo sistema constructivo prehispánico, para levantar los edificios de lo que hoy es el Centro Histórico de Mérida.

English:
Pedz Balam House
Street 60 by 61 Number 500
In the depth of the walls of Mérida, one still can discover carved rock foundations built in the Historic Downtown area between the 3rd century BC and the 16th century of our era. These are the walls of temples and palaces of one of the most important cities of the ancient Mayab: T’Hó o Tihó, center of the region of Ichcanzihó.

The insides of the walls in the Pedz Balam house are an example of the reuse of those Mayan blocks, placed with the same pre-Hispanic construction system, to raise the buildings of what today it is Merida’s Historical Downtown area.

Maya-Yucateco:
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Pedz Balam House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 12, 2017
2. Pedz Balam House Marker
Parts of the outer surface of the building's stucco have been left bare in order to see the stones taken from destroyed Mayan structures to make this Colonial-era building.
Najil Pedz Báalam
Calle 60 x 61 No. 500
Ichil u dzu’ u pak’ilo’ob le noj kaaja’ ti’ ku páajtal u yila’al le cha’kbil tuunich’ob meynaj ti’al u liik’sa’al nukuch najo’ob tumeen le maaya’b ti’ le siglo III bey ma’ síijik Criistoo’ tak siglo XVI ti’ le k’’no’ob yaniko’ona’, le tuunicho’oba’ u tuunnichilo’ob Tho’ u chúumukil Ichcanziho.

U dzu’ u pak’il u najil Pedz balame’ jump’éel chíikul ti’ bix u ka’ beeta’al u meyaj le úuchben meyaj tu beetaj le maaya’o’obo’, beeta’ano’ob je bix le suukil u beeta’al le maaya najo’obo’.
 
Location. 20° 58.056′ N, 89° 37.376′ W. Marker is in Mérida, Yucatán, in Municipality of Mérida. Marker is at the intersection of Calle 60 and Calle 60, on the right when traveling north on Calle 60. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 498 Calle 60, Mérida, Yucatán 97000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gran Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple of San Juan de Dios (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary (about 90 meters away); The Peninsular Athenaeum (about 120 meters away); General Manuel Cepeda Peraza (about 120 meters away); The Main Square of Merida (about 120 meters away); La Nacional Building (about 120 meters away); The Sheriff's House (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mérida.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 106 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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