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The Maya. Maya Classic Splendor: Early & Late Periods, Terminal Classic ( Coe- Chapters 4-6 ). The Maya: Classic Splendor. 250-900 AD Central Area Maya Span of lowland Maya Teotihuacan’s influence Tzak’ol culture. Tik’al. Classic name is Mutul Ahaw (king)

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the maya

The Maya

Maya Classic Splendor:

Early & Late Periods, Terminal Classic

(Coe- Chapters 4-6)

the maya classic splendor
The Maya: Classic Splendor
  • 250-900AD
  • Central Area Maya
  • Span of lowland Maya
  • Teotihuacan’s influence
  • Tzak’ol culture
tik al
Tik’al
  • Classic name is Mutul
    • Ahaw (king)
  • Serious crisis by end of 6th century
  • 7th century- reconstruction- new rulers & new dynasty.
  • One of the largest Maya sites
    • Temple IV measured 229ft.
    • Population- 90,000 people
copan
Copan
  • Western Honduras
    • 1839 Stephens bought it.
  • Early classic- founded around 5th century
  • 1st ruler was Yax K’uk’Mo- royal line until 820AD.
  • Most perfect ball court for classic period
  • Rulers destroyed former monuments
classic splendor late classic period
Classic Splendor: Late Classic Period

Yaxchilan

Bonampak

Politically important during the early classic period

Discovered in 1946

Close to the Lacanha river

Murals- 800AD

Battle and its aftermath

Lord Cahn Muwan & wife (Yaxchilan native)

Decline & abandoned prior to completion.

  • Located along the banks of the Usumacinta river
  • Beautiful stelae representations
    • Scenes of conquest & ceremonial life
  • 8+ sweat baths
    • extensively built with stone hearths and benches
    • Great system of drainage
palenque
Palenque
  • Location- hill top site (Villa Hermosa & Chiapas)
    • Aquaduct
    • Palace
    • Great artisitic stucco work
      • Color code
  • Three Temple Structures/Pyramids
    • Temple of the Sun
    • The Cross and Foliated Cross
      • Sweat-baths- “pibnal”
    • Kan Balam records (684AD)
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Palenque
  • Temple of the Inscriptions
    • Pyramid measuring 65ft.
    • Central chamber- 620heroglyphs (692AD)
    • Funerary Crypt of “Hanab Pakal”
      • Ruled from 12yrs.-80 yrs. of age
      • Symbolism of the depiction
      • Red Queen’s film
uxmal
Uxmal
  • Location- Merida, Yucatan
  • Inhabited- 800BC- 1200AD
  • Agriculture & Irrigation
  • Puuc architecture
  • Trade
  • Pyramid of the Warlock/shaman
  • Nunnery
  • Governor’s Palace
  • House of turtles

Warlock Pyramid

Nunnery

Governor\'s Palace

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