Copan. stele A; The Young Halach Uinic.
3rd-9th c Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican Mayan (Classic) Sculpture
(active Classic/ Post Classic c. 200 - 1520)
Stelae A and H designed as a pair and face one another across the south end of the Great Plaza. Stele A is famous for its text proclaiming that 18 Rabbit's Kingdom of Copan ranked with three others - Tikal; Palenque and Calakmul - as one of the four greatest polities of the Maya world at the ending of 18.104.22.168.0 (A.D. 731). A halach uinic was also called ahau; a word that the sixteenth-century Maya defined as 'king, emperor,monarch, prince or great lord.'
MAYA | Stele A The Young Halach Uinic. | 200-900 | Pre-Columbian: Mesoamerican | Maya Classic
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