The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Sunday, December 21, 2014


Wall with Maya Seignior Glyphs Discovered at Archaeological Zone
The discovery adds up to the sarcophagus recently uncovered by specialists. EFE/Héctor Montaño/INAH.
CHIAPAS, MEXICO.- A wall with a rich glyphic text that includes the complete name of the ruler that founded one of the most important Maya military seigniories was discovered in Tonina Archaeological Zone, in Chiapas. Epigraphists point out that the finding will bring in new information regarding Maya grammar, since it shows linguistic features yet to be deciphered.

The discovery adds up to the sarcophagus recently uncovered by specialists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). The wall dated in 708 AD was detected at El Palacio; a stucco portrait of K’inich B’aaknal Chaahk, the most powerful seignior of the ancient Maya city, was found as well.

Dr. Juan Yadeun Angulo, coordinator of Tonina Conservation and Research Project, declared that K’inich B’aaknal Chaahk forged “one of the greatest military seigniories of Maya history before Mexica people arrived to the region”.

Two vaulted rooms found with the wall and portrait are part of El Palacio or Casa de las Luciernagas (Palace or House of Fireflies), an architectural complex at the Acropolis, which is “one of the greatest pyramidal structures of Mexico and the world”.

Dr. Carlos Pallan Gayol, director of INAH Acervo Jeroglifico e Iconografico Maya, Ajimaya (Maya Hieroglyphic and Iconographic Heap), who has dedicated to study the recently found wall, declared that it is important because it confirms that The Palace was the power seat of K’inich B’aaknal Chaahk, the 6th of 14 (known to present) rulers of Tonina.

“This wall is fundamental to understand a chapter of Tonina history between 680 and 715 AD, when the 6th seignior appears in the dynastic sequence of the site. To present, it is known that K’inich B’aaknal Chaahk was the ruler with greater politic and hegemonic power in Tonina, a city known in its times as Po’ (white in Mixe-Zoque language)”, he explained.

Behind the stuccoed wall with hieroglyphs that represent 2 dates corresponding to March and June of 708 AD, is located the seat of a throne, the only of 4 found at El Palacio placed in a very private and restricted location.

Pallan, also part of INAH National Coordination of Archaeology, remarked the good conservation state of the wall which, besides the fine-modeled stucco hieroglyphs, maintains most of its blue and reddish pigments.

“The seignior might have seated behind the wall to converse with foreign dignitaries and other characters, clearly establishing the rank difference with them. K’inich B’aaknal Chaahk was the personification of political power and had a sacred character as well”.

The wall, considered Pallan Gayol, will bring in valuable information for different fields, since it contains historical data, as well as mythological and linguistic information”, he concluded.

Mexico | Dr. Juan Yadeun Angulo | Tonina Archaeological Zone | INAH | Dr. Carlos Pallan Gayol |




Today's News

February 6, 2010

Christie's New York to Sell Major Works from the Collection of the Late Michael Crichton

Gauguin Tahitian Masterpiece on Sale at TEFAF Maastricht

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Receives Impressionist Collection

Wall with Maya Seignior Glyphs Discovered at Archaeological Zone

Design Installation Focuses on Objects that Relate to the Passing of Time

Gilbert & George Present First Major Exhibition in Spain After 10 Year Absence

Harn Museum of Art to Present Timely Exhibition "America at Work"

Over 2 Million Dollars Raised at Art Auction Benefiting Homeless Children

Painting of Haiti Capital to Sell at Bonhams to Aid Damaged Country

Photographic Exhibition Marks Centenary of Scott's Voyage to South Pole

Hamza Walker and Artur Zmijewski Win $100,000 Ordway Prize

Center for Fine Arts in Brussels Announces El Greco Exhibition

Masterpiece London Confirms Planning Permission for Former Chelsea Barracks

Lehman College Art Gallery Shows Chinese Contemporary Art

SFMOMA Presents First U.S. Retrospective of the Work of Luc Tuymans

St. Stephen's Art Show, Once a Simple Hot Dog Stand, Now a Nationally Important Event

Birds of New York Opens at the New York State Museum

Jia Zhangke Retrospective at MoMA Presents Contemporary Chinese Films

Phillips Collection Examines Georgia O'Keeffe from a Fresh Perspective

Tourists Visit Museums, Monuments Before Snow

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt

2.- British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

3.- Missing artwork rediscovered in "Stuart Little" sells for over 200,000 euros at auction

4.- Rossetti's Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby's in London to sell for £2.88 million

5.- Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize to American geneticist James Watson

6.- Egyptian Museum unveils four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery

7.- 'The Secret of Dresden: From Rembrandt to Canaletto' on view at the Groninger Museum

8.- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens after three-year renovation

9.- More than 200 queries about works by possible heirs received on Nazi-era art hoard

10.- Attorney, artist and filmmaker reflects on the seven lessons learned at 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach

Related Stories



Mexico's Mayas face Dec. 21 with ancestral calm

Diverse Cultures Contributed to New Mexico Art

Mexican Authorities Recover 144 Original Pre-Columbian Pieces and Colonial Religious Works

Objects Found in Teotihuacan Neighborhood Exhibited

Reconstruction of 10,000 Year-Old Woman Found in Mexico Suggests Diverse Migration

Diego Rivera Created the Mexican Revolution Plastic Myth

More Findings Registered Under Palacio de Bellas Artes

Vestiges of a Prehispanic Oven to Melt Copper Found in Zacatecas

Ichnites Site in Coahuila Undergo Maintenance Thanks to Temporary Employment Program

Tembleque Aqueduct Registered in 3D Images



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site