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Yaxchilán

or Yaxchilan, Yaxchillan

[yahs-chee-lahn, yahsh-] /ˌyɑs tʃiˈlɑn, ˌyɑʃ-/
noun
1.
the ruins of an ancient Mayan city, in Chiapas state, Mexico, famous for its many carved lintels depicting ceremonial and military scenes.
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  • Piedras Negras and yaxchilan, with possibly some undiscovered, follow closely in date.

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  • The only difference between them and that of yaxchilan is that they are cut from solid stone while that of the latter is stucco.

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  • The first example presented will be the inscription on Lintel 21 at yaxchilan, which is figured in plate 16.

  • We believe that this monument found at yaxchilan is the only one of its kind so far discovered in Central America.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold

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