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Monuments from Toniná, Chiapas

Monument 114 (left)
Monument 159 (center)
Monuments 151 and 152 (right)
All from Toniná, Chiapas
Late Classic (600 - 900 AD)
Monument on the left: Victory over Palenque
The ruler K’inich K’an Joy Chitam from Palenque as a captive with his arms tied. The inscription relates that Chitam was taken prisoner by the rulers from Toniná during the war against Palenque at the date 14 Ak’bal 16 Yax of the Maya calendar, i.e. 26th August, AD 711.

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

The Maya - Language of Beauty

Touring exhibition of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Mexico. Information and photo tour through the presentation in Berlin, 2016.

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