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

Temple of the Large Tables

 
 
Temple of the Large Tables Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
1. Temple of the Large Tables Marker
Inscription.
Templo de las Grandes Mesas
Pequeña pirámide formada por un basamento de cuatro cuerpos, con una construcción superior en donde se hallan unos altares rectangulares sostenidos por pequeños atlantes, de los cuales proviene el nombre del edificio. La escalinata de acceso se halla al Oeste, que el el lado principal. Tanto en las jambas como en las pilastras del templo hay representaciones de guerreros. En la parte superior de los muros exteriores existieron frisos con figuras de jaguares y serpientes emplumados. Esta construcción cubre otra anterior con rica decoración de serpientes en sus bóvedas y pilastras con guerreros, ahora parcialmente accesible a los visitantes.

Maya-Yucateco:
K’u Najil le Nojoch Mayak Che’óbo’
Chan naj kóoch kaabal yéetel nu’ut’ ka’anal pata’an yéetel jump’éel kaabalil kamp’éel u wiinklil yéetel jump’éel naj yóok’ol tu’ux yaan yap’éel teemo’ob kamp’éel u ti’its kucha’an tumen kantúul mejen wiiniko’ob k’aba’ata’an atlantes, ti’ le ku taal u k’aaba’ le naja’. U eebil u na’akal máake’ tya’an tu chik’inile’, u táan tséelil. Tu pak’ilo’ob le joonajo’ yéetel tu ka’anal wa’ala’an kanti’its tuunicho’obil le k’u’ najo’ yaan jba’ate’ilo’ob meenta’ani’ Tu ka’anlil le pak’o’obil táankabo’ yaanchaj ka’ach boono’obil báalamo’ob yéetel k’u’uk’ul kaano’obi’. Le pak’a’ ku pixik uláak’
The Temple of the Large Tables and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
2. The Temple of the Large Tables and Marker
yáak jbeeta’ab yéetel jats’utskunil kaano’ob tu áaktuno’ob yéetel ka’anal tak’a’an kanti’its tuunicho’ob yéetel jba’ate’ilo’ob, bejla’e’ jump’iit u je’ek’abil ti’ le

English:
Temple of the Large Tables
This is a small pyramid formed by a four tiered plinth (base or foundation) with a building on top where there are some rectangular altars supported by small “atlases”, from whence comes the name of the structure. The access steps lie to the west, the principal side. There are representations of warriors on the doorjambs as well as on the temple pillars. On the upper part of the outside walls there are friezes with plumed serpents and jaguars. This construction covers an earlier one, rich in decoration with serpents on the vaulting and warriors on the pillars. It is now partially accessible to visitors.
 
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Location. 20° 41.01′ N, 88° 34.039′ W. Marker is in Pisté, Yucatán, in Municipality of Tinum. Marker can be reached from Carretera Costera de Golfo (Route 180). Touch for map. The marker is just to the west of the base of the Temple of the Large Tables. Marker is in this post office area: Pisté, Yucatán 97751, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Temple of the Large Tables (Building 2D7) marker and frieze image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
3. Temple of the Large Tables (Building 2D7) marker and frieze
This additional nearby marker (see photo for text) is at the base of a recovered section of the frieze that adorned the Temple of the Large Tables.
. The Temple of the Warriors (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plaza of the Thousand Columns (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Northern Colonnade (about 120 meters away); The Colonnade of the Northeastern Corner (about 180 meters away); The Palace of the Sculpted Columns (about 180 meters away); The Platform of Eagles and Jaguars (about 210 meters away); Temple of the Small Tables (about 210 meters away); The Castle or Temple of Kukulcán (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pisté.
 
Categories. AnthropologyArchitectureMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
A close view of the frieze from the Temple of the Large Tables image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
4. A close view of the frieze from the Temple of the Large Tables
This photo shows a jaguar and spears that are included on the frieze. This pattern would have encircled the entire temple at its roofline.
The additional Temple of the Large Tables (Building 2D7) Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
5. The additional Temple of the Large Tables (Building 2D7) Marker

Templo de las Grandes Mesas (Edificio 2D7).
Jaguares en procesión, entre árboles y posiblemente lanzas, que adornaban la parte superior del templo en sus cuatro lados. En la parte superior se colocaron frisos de serpiente que remataban el decorado del edificio.

K’u najil le nojoch makanche’obo’. (Pak’il 2d7)
Báalamo’ob tu tsoolan bino’ob, ichil che’ob yéetel mii jul che’ob ku jats’uts-kinsiko’ob u ka’anlil le k’u’ najil tu kantséelilo’. Tu ka’anlile’ jst’a’ab le kaabalil pak’il najo’obil kaano’ob ku ts’o’oksiko’ob u jats’utsil le naja’.

Temple of the Large Buildings(Building 2D7).
Jaguars in procession, among trees and possibly spears, which garnished the top of the temple on all four sides. The serpent friezes were placed atop the temple as the building’s final decorative touch.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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