Los códices jeroglíficos y la preservación de la cultura maya prehispánica en la costa oriental de la Península de Yucatán en los siglos XVI y XVII
The principle aim of the paper is to present the evidence behind our identification of the phonetic sign we, and to trace some key implications of that decipherment. Additionally, however, it is our apologia—that is, our explanation and justification of this strangely delayed discovery, now only entering the scene some six decades after Yuri Knorozov (1952) initiated the phonetic decipherment of Maya writing.
Newly identified Early Classic Maya ruler K’ahk’ Ti’ Ch’ich’ Aj Saakil was one of the illustrious line of kaanul kings who held sway over parts of the central lowlands during the Early Classic, an overlord who exercised influence at Naranjo and El Peru, and even over some portion of the Tikal line. This shines additional light on the formative period of the kaanul hegemony, the years in which it first rose to challenge its great rival Tikal and set a course toward regional dominance
In this paper, data related to the chronology of Temple VI (The Temple of the Inscriptions) at Tikal is analyzed. During the second season of fieldwork on the “Atlas Epigráfico de Petén” project (April-May 2014), we documented the inscription on the roof comb of the temple, which is the largest hieroglyphic text from the Late Classic at Petén and one of the largest in the Maya Lowlands. The construction sequence of the relief and sculpted stucco observed on the roof comb, combined with epigraphic data, demonstrates that Temple VI was constructed in two phases. The first included the raising of the basal pyramid, the upper sanctuary, and the relief on the eastern façade of the roof comb, dedicated by the king Yihk’in Chan K’awil in 735 A.D. During the second phase, dated to around 766 A.D., the temple was enlarged and adorned with the reliefs on the north and south facades.