“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tecpán Guatemala in Municipality of Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Guatemala

Sotz'il Palace

Popab’äl Jay Sotz'il


— Palacio Sotz'il —

Sotz'il Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
1. Sotz'il Palace Marker
The marker is trilingual: Kaqchikel, Spanish and English

Popab’äl 1, ja reri nim jay k’o Iximche’. Nib’ix chi ja re ri nimalaj wi kochoch ri qati’t qamama’ Sotz’il, ja rije’ yalan kejqualem chupam ri tinamit. Ruma ri jalajoj taq tz’eteb’al e k’o chupam ri popab’al jay nuq’alajirisaj chi xek’ulwachitaj jalajoj taq nimaq’ij chupam re jun popab’al jay re’.

El Palacio 1 es el más grande en Iximche’. Se piensa que era la residencia del linaje Sotz’il, el más prominente de la región. El análisis de materiales arqueológicos recuperados en el interior del palacio indica que allí se llevaban muchas actividades rituales.

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

Also known as Palace 1, this is the biggest palace at Iximche’. We believe this was the residence of the Sotz’il family, the most prominent in the region. Archaeological studies of artifacts found inside this palace suggest that there was considerable ritual activity taking place within its walls.

Source: Modified
Sotz'il Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
2. Sotz'il Palace Marker
This view is from the Sotz'il Palace looking roughly south across Plaza B, with Structures 9 and 10 in the distance.
from the original by M.E. Ramírez.
Erected by Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH) de Guatemala.
Location. 14° 44.12′ N, 90° 59.728′ W. Marker is in Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango, in Municipality of Tecpán Guatemala. Touch for map. The marker is directly on top of the Sotz'il Palace in Plaza B of 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sociopolitical Organization of Mayan Social Classes (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza A of Iximche (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Temple 5 at Iximche (about 120 meters away); Xajil Palace (about 120 meters away); Mayan Civilization in the Post Classic Period (about 120 meters away); Mesoamerica and the Mayan Civilization (about 150 meters away); Plaza D at Iximché (about 180 meters away); Artisans and Exchanges at Iximché (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tecpán Guatemala.
Categories. AnthropologyArchitectureMan-Made Features
Sotz'il Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
3. Sotz'il Palace Marker
The marker can be seen to the left upon the remains of the base of the Sotz'il Palace. To the far left and lower at the level of the Plaza, is a marker that described Plaza B. The only readable text from the damaged marker reads: Plaza B was an open space before the Sotz'il Palace. It had temples and altars for ritual activity, and multi-room buildings for political and administrative activities.

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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