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Yaxha Twin Pyramid Complex - Yaxha, Guatemala
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 17° 04.362 W 089° 23.885
16Q E 244776 N 1889166
Quick Description: A still only partially-excavated twin Mayan pyramid complex.
Location: Guatemala
Date Posted: 3/23/2018 11:38:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMXZM6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fisnjack
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Long Description:
Yaxha is a lesser known complex of Mayan ruins....much of which is not yet excavated. One of the pyramids of this twin complex is partially excavated while the second is not at all. The photo of the accompanying sign gives an idea of what the complex would look like if it were excavated.
The Wikipedia article for twin pyraimids (visit link) informs us:

"Yaxha Plaza A is a twin-pyramid complex located immediately north of its East Acropolis. A sculpted stela was erected at the base of the West Pyramid of the complex; Stela 13 was sculpted but has been broken into fragments, although much of the sculpture is preserved. The text on the stela includes a date in 793, the latest recorded date at the city. Stela 13 bears the image of a king of Yaxha together with a text describing the celebration of an equinox."

and Wikipedia's article on Yaxha (visit link) adds:

"Plaza A is a twin pyramid complex to the north of the East Acropolis. It was built during the 8th century AD."
Type: Ruins

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