or Yax·chi·lan, Yax·chil·lan

[ yahs-chee-lahn, yahsh- ]
/ ˌyɑs tʃiˈlɑn, ˌyɑʃ- /


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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Example sentences from the Web for yaxchilan

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

  • 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
  • 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