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nov 20, 155 BC - Yaxchilan

Description:

limestone
Chiapas, Mexico. Maya
stylistic
lintels above doors, depict series of rituals
"royal blood letting" lintel #24 (?): queen/lady k'abal xook pulls a thorned rope through her tongue, the pierced tongue allows blood to flow as part of a ritual communication w/ gods and spirits (effort to maintain power and order). this was a common practice for the elite. lintels were once painted/ had pigment

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Date:

nov 20, 155 BC
Now
~ 2175 years ago

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