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Maya Timeline in Uaxactun: Calendric Notations on the Mural Paintings at Structure B-XIII

Published Online: 29 Dec 2017
Volume & Issue: Volume 17 (2017) - Issue 1 (December 2017)
Page range: 60 - 88
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1339-7877
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2 times per year
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English
Abstract

Famous Uaxactun Mural paintings, which were found in Structure B-XIII, have been wellknown to Maya scholars for decades. They are considered as proof of Maya-Teotihuacan connection, and the importance of Uaxactun. On the other hand, the different scenes with musicians, nobles and warriors are beautiful source of Maya iconography. Below these paintings, also a short inscription in form of calendric notation was found. This inscription was not analyzed due to imperfect drawing, which was made by Antonio Tejeda in 1930’s. Fortunately, it was possible to create a new rendering of this inscription, thanks to preserved photographs of Carnegie Institute.

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