“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pisté in Municipality of Tinum, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)

The Market

The Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
1. The Market Marker
El Mercado
Es uno de los mejores ejemplos de las estructuras del tipo “galeria y patio" localizadas en el sitio, en el crual los arquitectos mayas lograron avances constructivos como las bóvedas más anchas y las columnas más altas. Aunque no podemos señalar su función original, es evidente que está muy relacionada con la Plaza al frente, comunicada por una amplia escalinata. Cuenta con una larga galeria frontal con tres accesos hacia la plaza y uno al interior del patio hundido: cerca de este acceso se encuentra un altar con representaciones de personajes al bajorrelieve, y bordeando el patio se localizan columnas muy altas que sostuvieron un techo de material perecedero, con declive hacia el patio hundido, drenado por un canal de piedra labrada. Corresponde al estilo Maya-Tolteca (900-1200 d.C.).

Le Tu’ux ku Yúuchul Koonolo’
Jump’éel u ma’alobil e’esajil la pak’ilo’ob “galleria y patio” wa “nojoch kúuchil u máan máak ich naj yéetel táankab” kaxta’ab te’ kúuchila’, tu’ux ku ye’esa’al le maaya beet najo’obo' anchaj ti’ob u ma’alobil u beet najo’ob je’ex le maas kóoch áaktuno’obo’ yéetel le maas ka’anal tak’a’an tuunicho’obo’. Kex ma’ tu páajtal k a’alik u yáax meyaje’, ku páajtal u yila’al jach yaan u yil yéetel le k’iiwikil yaan tu táano’,
The Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
2. The Market Marker
The marker is at the base of the tree directly in front of the "market" steps.
nupa’an tumen jump’éel kóoch eeb. Yaan ti’ jump’éel chowak tu’ux u máan máak ichil le najo yaan tu táan yéetel óoxp’éel u yokol máak ti’ le k’iiwiko’ yéetel jump’éel ti’ le táankab taamchaja’ano’; naats' ti’ le okolilo’ yaan jump’éel teem yéetel u ye’esajilo’obil máako’ob ma’ jach tu yila’alo’ob, yeetel tu bak’pachil le táankabo’ yaan ka’anal tak’a’an tuunicho’ob jach ka’analtako’ob tu kuchajo’ob ka’ach jump’éel jo’ol naj beeta’ab yéetel ba’axo’ob ku k’astal, yéetel maas kaabal ti’ le táankab taamchaja’ano’, ku bin u ja’il ti’ le jump’éel beel ja’il t’oja’an tuunich. U betpajlile’ leti’ le k’aba’ata’an maya-toltecao’ (900-1200 tso’o’okol ki’ichkelem yuum).

The Market
This is one of the best examples of the "Gallery and Courtyard” type found at the site. Here Mayan architects made significant construction advances, as in making wider vaultings and taller columns. Although its original use cannot be properly identified, it is obvious that it was closely related to the Plaza in front, to which it is connected by a large stairway. It has a long frontal gallery with three accesses towards the plaza and one to the interior of the sunken courtyard. Near this access there is an altar with basrelief representations of personages. Surrounding the courtyard are very tall columns which supported the roof, made of perishable materials and which sloped towards the sunken courtyard, which was drained by a cut stone canal. It was built in the Maya-Toltec style (900-1200 A.D.).
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH).
Location. 20° 40.873′ N, 88° 34.025′ 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 directly north of the base of the "market" building at Chichén Itzá Archaeological Site. 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. The Southeastern Colonnade (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple of the Small Tables (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Palace of the Sculpted Columns (about 120 meters away); The Colonnade of the Northeastern Corner (about 120 meters away); The Plaza of the Thousand Columns (about 150 meters away); The Northern Colonnade (about 150 meters away); Temple of Xtoloc (about 180 meters away); Sacbeob 5 & 15 (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pisté.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 155 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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