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Uzahzil Edzná in Municipality of Campeche, Campeche, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

The Building of the Five Floors

 
 
The Building of the Five Floors Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 22, 2017
1. The Building of the Five Floors Marker
Inscription.
Edificio de los Cinco Pisos
Al pie de este edificio se localiza una serie de jeroglificos que indican el año 652 d.C. Las épocas constructivas, sin embargo, se extendieron a lo largo de varios siglos, especialmente de IV a XIV a.C. Esta estructura ha sido explorada por completo y en ella se han identificado 27 habitaciones contemporáneas, cuyas fachadas o acceso miran al poniente. Algunas de las habitaciones están fechadas con lajas saledizas; otras, tienen bloques de piedra bien cortados y algunas más, carecen de tapa o piedra clave, por haber sido remodeladas por sus mismos constructores. De los otros costados del edificio, sólo se ha explorado parcialmente el primer nivel del lado norte. La altura total del conjunto, incluyendo la crestería o remate del templo superior, es de 31.50 m

Maya-Yucateco:
Tu kaabalil le najila’ yaan junmúuch’ ts’iibo’ob ku ya’aliko’ob u ja’abil 652 ts’o’okol ki’ichkelem yuum. Chéen ba’ale’ u betpajlile’ ku bin tu ja’abilo’ob 400 tak 1400 ts’o’okol ki’ichkelem yuum. Le najila’ ts’u meyajta’al tuláakal, ti’ leti’e’ ts’u yila’al 27 ichil najilo’ob, u táano’ob wa u yokolilo’obe’ tia’ano’ob chik’ine’. Jayp’éel ti’ le ichil najilo’obo’ yaan u jo’ol najilo’ob yéetel jok’a’an tuunicho’ob; uláak’o’obe’ yaan ti’ob tuunicho’ob ma’alob xot’a’ano’ob yéetel uláak’o’obe’ mina’an u maako’ob
The Building of the Five Floors Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 22, 2017
2. The Building of the Five Floors Marker
The marker can be seen to the right of the main staircase of the Building of the Five Floors.
tumen jelpajkunta’abo’ob tumen máaxo’ob tu beetajo’ob. Ti’ le uláak’ tséelilo’ob le najila’, chéen meyajta’an u tséelil xaman. U ka’anlil tak tu ni’il u ka’anal k’u’ naje’ ku chukik 31.50 meetros.

English:
A series of hieroglyphics are found at the foot of this building which indicate the year 652 A.D. However, the construction periods extended over a period of several centuries, especially from the 4th to the 14th centuries A.D.

This structure has been completely explored and 27 contemporary rooms, whose facades or entrances face west, have been identified in it. Some of the rooms have slab type corbeled vault roofs; others have well cut stone blocks and still others lack a roof or keystone due to having been remodeled by the same builders. The other sides of the building have only been partially explored on the first level of the north side. The entire heighth of the group, including the roof comb or finish of the upper temple, measures 31.5. m.
 
Erected by Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA)-INAH.
 
Location. 19° 35.808′ N, 90° 13.769′ W. Marker is in Uzahzil Edzná, Campeche, in Municipality of Campeche. Marker can be reached from Route 188. Touch for map. The marker is near the Building of
The Building of the Five Floors Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 22, 2017
3. The Building of the Five Floors Marker
the Five Floors at the Edzná Archaeological Site, some 50 kilometers southeast of Campeche. Marker is in this post office area: Uzahzil Edzná, Campeche 24536, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Acropolis (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Small Acropolis (about 120 meters away); The Ball Game at Edzná (about 120 meters away); The Platform of the Knives (about 150 meters away); The Temple of the Giant Masks (about 150 meters away); Nohochná (about 150 meters away); The Ambassadors' Platform (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Maya (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uzahzil Edzná.
 
Categories. AnthropologyArchitectureMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Staircase detail of The Building of the Five Floors image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 22, 2017
4. Staircase detail of The Building of the Five Floors
This detailed view shows "a series of hieroglyphics are found at the foot of this building which indicate the year 652 A.D." mentioned in the marker text.
A collapsed, vaulted room at The Building of the Five Floors image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 22, 2017
5. A collapsed, vaulted room at The Building of the Five Floors
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 30, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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