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Tecpán Guatemala in Municipality of Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
 

Entrance to the City's Center

 
 
Entrance to the City's Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
1. Entrance to the City's Center Marker
Inscription.
The marker is trilingual: Kaqchikel, Spanish and English

B’ey pa ruk’u’x ri tinamit
Entrada al centro de la ciudad
Entrance to the city’s center

Kaqchikel:
K’o wi jun jul waqxaqi’ etok’al rupam, k’a ri’ pa ruwi’ ri’ k’o wi jun q’a’n yatik’o’ toq yatok apo pa ruk’u’x ri tinamit. Kojonel jub’a ri winaqi’ e k’as chuchi’ ri tinamit. Ja re’ wi ri b’ey richin yatok apon pa tinamit.

Español:
El acceso al centro de la ciudad era possible únicamente a través de un puente que atravesaba un foso de 8 metros de profundidad ubicado en este lugar. La mayoría de la gente vivía en los alrededores. Esta era la entrada al centro fortificado de la ciudad.

Pie de dibujo:
Fuente: modificada del original de M.E. Ramírez.

English:
Access to the city’s center was possible only through a bridge passing over an 8 meter (about 26 ft) deep artificial ditch located right here. Most people lived in the surroundings. This was the entrance to the fortified city’s center.

Caption:
Source: Modified from the original by M.E. Ramírez.
 
Erected by Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH) de Guatemala.
 
Location. 14° 44.178′ N, 90° 59.826′ 
Entrance to the City's Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
2. Entrance to the City's Center Marker
The marker is just to the right of the entrance to the Archaeological Park of Iximche.
W. Marker is in Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango, in Municipality of Tecpán Guatemala. Touch for map. The marker is directly to the right of the entrance to the Archaeological Park of Iximche. The park is south of the city of Tecpán Guatemala on a road known locally as the "Road to Iximche.". Marker is in this post office area: Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango 04006, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stela Commemorating the End of the Oxlajpiq/Oxlajb’ak’tun (a few steps from this marker); Mesoamerica and the Mayan Civilization (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayan Civilization in the Post Classic Period (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza A of Iximche (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Sociopolitical Organization of Mayan Social Classes (about 180 meters away); Sotz'il Palace (about 210 meters away); Temple 5 at Iximche (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Xajil Palace (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tecpán Guatemala.
 
Categories. AnthropologyMan-Made Features
 
Nearby Southwest Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
3. Nearby Southwest Area Marker
This additional marker is some meters to the right after entering the Iximche archeaological park. It reads:

The marker is trilingual: Kaqchikel, Spanish and English

Kaqchikel:
Ri k’ojlemal elqalb’al q’ij chi re ri Iximche’ chupam re e k’o rulewal ri akuchi’ kisurin ki’ taq popab’al jay chuqa’ jujun taq k’oxtun. Tikirel k’a yekanox ch’aqa’ chik taq etamab’al chi kij re jalojoj k’oxtun re.

Español:
El sector suroeste del centro de Iximche’ incluye plazas rodeadas de edificios palaciegos y algunas templos menores. Aún es preciso llevar a cabo investigaciones para conocer más acerca de su forma y función.

English:
Iximche’s southwest area includes some relatively small plazas surrounded by palace-like buildings and minor temples. Further research is needed to learn more about the area’s shape and function.
A wide view of the nearby Southwest Area marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
4. A wide view of the nearby Southwest Area marker
The minor temples and other smaller buildings mentioned can be seen to the right of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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