or Yax·chi·lan, Yax·chil·lan
- 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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The first example presented will be the inscription on Lintel 21 at Yaxchilan, which is figured in plate 16.An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs
Sylvanus Griswold Morley
Piedras Negras and Yaxchilan, with possibly some undiscovered, follow closely in date.
We believe that this monument found at Yaxchilan is the only one of its kind so far discovered in Central America.
The only difference between them and that of Yaxchilan is that they are cut from solid stone while that of the latter is stucco.