Chicanna, Structure I

Chicanna: Ancient Graffiti from Structure II

Fig 23 [left]: Graffiti in the central room of Structure II at Chicanná, as it was in 1972. This drawing supposedly represents the Rio Bec towers of Structure I. Drawing: Paul Gendrop, after Jack Eaton. I especially like the supernatural serpent which appears to be entering the building.

Fig 44 [right]: Graffiti -- erased today -- in the main room of Structure II at Chicanná, representing an elevated temple-pyramid unfurling its standards and sunshades. Drawings: Arturo Parra M., Paul Gendrop.

Paul Gendrop, Rio Bec, Chenes, and Puuc Styles in Maya Architecture, p. 35 and 63