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Yaxchilan, Chiapas, The Mayan Route
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Yaxchilan, Chiapas, The Mayan Route

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Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua (UNESCO/NHK)
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Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua (UNESCO/NHK)

Inhabited since the 2nd century A.D., Quirigua in Guatemala had become during the reign of Cauac Sky (723–84 A.D.) the capital of an autonomous and prosperous state. The ruins of Quirigua contain some outstanding 8th-century monuments and...
Susie Robinson describes a Mayan Fertility Statue
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Susie Robinson describes a Mayan Fertility Statue

Susie Robinson of the British Museum talks about some of her favourtie pieces, namely the Mayan Statue of Fertility.
Classical Maya Lintel - 3D View
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Classical Maya Lintel - 3D View

Scanned at the British Museum. Plaque Reads: “On the second lintel from Structure 23 at Yaxchilan, the sacrificial offering of blood conjures up a visionary manifestation of Yat-Balam, founding ancestor of the dynasty of Yaxchilan. In...
Pakal the Great & Xibalba
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Pakal the Great & Xibalba

A reproduction of the sarcophagus lid of the Maya ruler of Palenque, King Pakal the Great, also known as K'inich Janaab' Pacal (23 March 603 CE - 31 March 683 CE). In this detail the king is falling into the terrible jaws of the Maya underworld...
Mayan Glyphs
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Mayan Glyphs

Examples of glyphs used in the Maya writing system. Maya glyphs are placed in columns and are read from left to right in rows of two. From the Archaeoloigcal Museum of Palenque, Mexico.
Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza

The Castillo pyramid at the Maya (and possibly later Toltec) centre of Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. The pyramid was a temple built in honour of the Maya feathered-serpent god Kukulkan.
Staircase, Pyramid of Kukulcan, Chichen Itza
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Staircase, Pyramid of Kukulcan, Chichen Itza

The Castillo or Pyramid of Kukulcan at the Maya (and possibly later Toltec) centre of Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. The pyramid was a temple built in honour of the Maya feathered-serpent god Kukulkan, pre-11th century CE.
Temple of The Ways, Chacchoben
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Temple of The Ways, Chacchoben

The Temple of the Ways (Las Vias) at Maya site of Chacchoben, c. 700 CE. In Maya belief, the Ways ("Wayobs") were protective spirits who guided an individual through life. Wayobs were thought to appear in dreams to deliver messages from the...
Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque
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Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque

The Temple of the Inscriptions at Palenque, Mexico. The pyramid was completed c. 682 CE and used as the tomb of the Maya king Kinich Janaab Pacal (r. 615-683 CE).