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

The Governor's Palace

 
 
The Governor's Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 20, 2017
1. The Governor's Palace Marker
Inscription.
El Palacio del Gobernador
Esta asentado sobre una plataforma de 8 a 12 m de altura, 187 m. de largo y 170 m. de ancho. La estructura mide 98 m. de frente por 12 m. de ancho; fue dividida en tres partes separadas por bóvedas transversales muy altas. Su fachada ostenta los mas bellos ejemplos de la escultura arquitectónica maya. Mascarones de dios Chaac adornan sus cuatro esquinas y también se hallan dispuestos diagonalmente formando una moldura serpenteada. En el centro destaca el trono de un soberano sentado majestuosamente, rodeado de serpientes entrelazadas y de mascarones del dios Chaac. Data del 900-1000 d.C.

Maya-Yucateco:
U Noj Najil Jalach W’íinik
Tya’an yook’ol jump’éel ka’anal but’bil lu’umil 8 wa 12 meetros u ka’anlil, 187 meetros u chowakil yéetel 170 u koochil. U pak’ile’, ku p’isik 98 meetros u koochil; ja’ats ich ooxp’eel xoot’o’ob jatsa’ano ob tumen jach ka’anal chowak aaktuno’ob. U táanile’ ku ye’esik u jach jats’utsil u beetpajlil pak’il tumen maayao’ob. U kanti’itso’obe’ jats’utskinta’an tumen pix icho’ob Yum chaak yeetel xan ku nupikubao’ob yéetel ku jatsikubao’ob tia’al u chiikpajalo’ob je’ex kaane’. Chuumuke’ jach ku yila’a u na’akalil juntuul kula’an ajaw, bak’pachta’an tumen kaano’ob u meek’majubao’ob yeetel pix icho’obil Yum chaak. Ku taal ti’ u ja’abil 900-1000 ts’o’okol
The Governor's Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 20, 2017
2. The Governor's Palace Marker
ki’ichkelem yuum.

English:
The Governors Palace
It lies upon a platform of 8 to 12 mts. High, 187 mts. long and 170 mts. wide. The structure is 98 mts on the front and has a width of 12 mts. It was divided into three sections separated very tall transversal vaults. Its façade boasts some of the most beautiful examples of Mayan architectural sculpture. Masks of the God Chaac adorn its four corners and they are also placed diagonally, creating a serpentine molding. Conspicuous in the center is a throne with a majestically seated sovereign, surrounded by intertwining serpents and masks of the God Chaac. It is dated between 900-1000 A.D.
 
Erected by Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA)-INAH.
 
Location. 20° 21.516′ N, 89° 46.255′ 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 just east of the Governor's Palace in the southern portion of 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. The Pillory Shrine (a few steps from this marker); The Throne of the Jaguar
The Governor's Palace image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 20, 2017
3. The Governor's Palace
(within shouting distance of this marker); Architecture (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Temple / Great Pyramid (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Ballgame (about 150 meters away); The Pigeon-House Cluster (about 150 meters away); The Columns Building or the East Portico (about 210 meters away); Quadrangle of the Birds (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Elena.
 
Categories. AnthropologyArchitectureMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
The Governor's Palace image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 20, 2017
4. The Governor's Palace
"Conspicuous in the center is a throne with a majestically seated sovereign, surrounded by intertwining serpents and masks of the God Chaac."
A vault at The Governor's Palace image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 20, 2017
5. A vault at The Governor's Palace
A series of Chaac masks at The Governor's Palace image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 20, 2017
6. A series of Chaac masks at The Governor's Palace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 19, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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