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

The Columns Building or the East Portico

 
 
The Columns Building or the East Portico Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 20, 2017
1. The Columns Building or the East Portico Marker
Inscription.
Edificio de las Columnas o el Pórtico Oriente
Se encuentra en el límite oriente del patio en el que se está el Juego de Pelota. Mide 30 m. de largo por 4 m. de ancho. Es muy semejante al Edificio Sur del Cuadrángulo de los Pájaros y al Templo II del Adivino. El friso está decorado con paneles de sillares lisos alternando con juegos de columnas. Por las características arquitectónicas que ostenta el edificio, se considera que se función estuvo relacionada con el Juego de Pelota. Es decir, en su interior se realizaron ceremonias y rituales de purificación previos al juego de pelota. También es probable que en el mismo lugar se ataviaron y se colocaron los protectores, rodilleras, coderas a emplear en el Juego.

English:
The Columns Building or the East Portico
Located on the eastern boundary of the courtyard where the Ballgame is situated and measuring 30m long and 4m wide, it is very similar to the South Building of the Quadrangle of the Birds and the Temple of the Soothsayer II. The frieze is decorated with panels of smooth stones alternating with sets of columns. Judging by the architectural features of the building, it is considered that its role was related to the Ballgame. That is, rituals and purification ceremonies were performed inside before the ball game. It is also likely that in the
The Columns Building or the East Portico Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 20, 2017
2. The Columns Building or the East Portico Marker
The marker is to the far left in this view.
same place protectors, knee pads and elbow pads to be used during the game were kept.
 
Erected by Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA)-INAH.
 
Location. 20° 21.627′ N, 89° 46.218′ W. Marker is in Santa Elena, Yucatán, in Municipality of Santa Elena. Marker can be reached from Route 261. Touch for map. The marker is northwest of the ball game court at the Uxmal Archaeological Site, some ten kilometers from Muna, south of Mérida. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Elena, Yucatán 97899, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quadrangle of the Birds (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ballgame (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); West facade of the Chenes style Temple IV (about 120 meters away); Quadrangle of the Nuns (about 120 meters away); The House of the Magician (about 120 meters away); Architecture (about 150 meters away); Uxmal Archaeological Site (about 180 meters away); The Governor's Palace (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Elena.
 
Categories. AnthropologyArchitectureMan-Made FeaturesSports
 
A ballgame player, shown with all of his equipment: elbow and knee pads and a hip yoke. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 25, 2017
3. A ballgame player, shown with all of his equipment: elbow and knee pads and a hip yoke.
This figure is at the National Museum of Anthropology of Mexico in Mexico City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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