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Yaxchilán

or Yax·chi·lan, Yax·chil·lan

[yahs-chee-lahn, yahsh-]
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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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Historical Examples

  • 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.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • 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

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

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold