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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
Inscription.
The marker is trilingual: Kaqchikel, Spanish and English

Kaqchikel:
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’.

Español:
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.

English:
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.

Caption:
Source: Modified from the original by M.E. Ramírez.
 
Erected by Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH) de Guatemala.
 
Location. 14° 44.12′ 
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.
N, 90° 59.728′ W. Marker is in Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango. 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".
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Entrance to the City's Center (about 210 meters away); Stela Commemorating the End of the Oxlajpiq/Oxlajb’ak’tun (about 210 meters away); Rafael Álvarez Ovalle (approx. 11.7 kilometers 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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