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Tulum in Municipality of Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

The Palace of the Great Lord

 
 
The Palace of the Great Lord Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2017
1. The Palace of the Great Lord Marker
Inscription.
Éste es uno de los edificios en los que vivían los pobladores más importantes de Tulum. Está formado por varios cuartos amplios que fueron cubiertos con techos planos apoyados sobre columnas, mismas que soportaban vigas de madera entrecruzadas y una mezcla de rocas calizas y arena, conocido como “calcreto”.

Tiene banquetas junto a los muros, las caules se usaron como asiento y probablemente como canas. Al fondo hay un santuario donde la familia realizaba sus ceremonias religiosas.

Los arqueólogos llaman a este tipo de construcciones “Palacio”, porque era donde vivía el llamado HalachUinic o “Gran Señor” y su familia.

English:
This is one of the buildings where the most important inhabitants of Tulum lived. It consists of several large rooms that were covered with flat roofs supported by columns, which supported crossed wooden beams and a mixture of gravel, limestone powder and sand, known as “calcrete”.

It has benches along the walls, which were used as seats and probably beds. In the back is a sanctuary where the family performed their religious ceremonies.

Archaeologists call this type of construction “Palace”, because it was where the so-called HalachUinic or “Great Lord” and his family lived.
 
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The Palace of the Great Lord and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2017
2. The Palace of the Great Lord and Marker
Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA).
 
Location. 20° 12.908′ N, 87° 25.752′ W. Marker is in Tulum, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of Tulum. Marker can be reached from Carretera Cancún - Tulum (Route 307). Touch for map. The marker is east of the Palace of the Great Lord at the Tulum Archaeological Site near the town of Tulum. Marker is in this post office area: Tulum, Quintana Roo 77700, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple of the Descending God (a few steps from this marker); Trade and Navigation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Temple of the Stela (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The House of the Cenote (about 150 meters away); The Caste War 1847-1900 (approx. 0.2 kilometers away).
 
Categories. AnthropologyArchitectureMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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