Contemporary Maya stela at Iximche, Guatemala


British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

This is a contemporary stela that was erected at the archaeological site of Iximche in Guatemala. It recounts the history of the city in the Maya language Kaqchikel, written in ancient Maya glyphs. It was organised by the organisation Kaqchikel Winäq and carved by Emerson Chicol. The front side seen here, shows the history of Iximche until the arrival of the Spanish, while the other side then continues until 2012 and the completion of 13 Bak/tuns.


  • Title: Contemporary Maya stela at Iximche, Guatemala
  • Date Created: 2017

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