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

Xajil Palace

Popab’äl Jay Xajil


—Palacio Xajil —

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

Popab’äl jay, nib’ix chi ja re rochoch ri Xajil, kik’in ri Sotz’il junam xesamaj chupam ruchanpomal ri tinamit. Niqajunamaj rik’in ri Popab’al jay kichin ri aj Sotz’il, chi kiwach ri wachib’al nuq’alajirisaj chi xeb’an samaj richin pa jay, man richin ta ri nimab’al k’u’x.

Palacio en donde se cree habitó el linaje Xajil, que conjuntamente con los Sotz’il participaba del gobierno de la ciudad y la región. En comparación al Palacio Sotz’il, el análisis de materiales arqueológicos de este palacio reveló más evidencia de actividades domésticas que de religiosas.

This palace could have been the residence of the Xajil family. Together with the Sotz’il, the Xajil participated from the government of the city and the whole region. In comparison to the Sotz’il Palace, archaeological studies revealed more evidence of domestic activities here than religious activities.
Erected by Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH) de Guatemala.
Location. 14° 44.06′ N, 90° 59.695′ W. Marker is in Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango. Touch for map. The marker is at the far eastern side
Xajil Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
2. Xajil Palace Marker
The marker looking over the ruins of the Xajil Palace and part of Plaza D at the far eastern edge of Iximche.
of the Archaeological Park of Iximche near Plaza D. 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. Temple 5 at Iximche (a few steps from this marker); Sotz'il Palace (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Plaza A of Iximche (about 210 meters away); Mayan Civilization in the Post Classic Period (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Mesoamerica and the Mayan Civilization (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Entrance to the City's Center (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Stela Commemorating the End of the Oxlajpiq/Oxlajb’ak’tun (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Rafael Álvarez Ovalle (approx. 11.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tecpán Guatemala.
Categories. AnthropologyArchitectureMan-Made Features
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 134 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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