Str. 22a

Copan: Str. 22A, the Popol Nah or Council House [January 9, 2004]

"In his investigations of the royal residential area on the south flank of the Acropolis, Project Co-Director E. Wyllys Andrews V of Tulane University found that three different buildings bore full-figure fish representations of the same size and style as the fish glyph on the south side of Structure 10L-22A. The position of the royal residential area on the south side of the Acropolis, and the placement of the toponym with the fish main-sign on the south façade of the council house, suggests that the placement of the toponyms around the side of Structure 10L-22A may correspond to their geographic location within the Copán kingdom. The large (Type 4) sites at the eastern and western end of the Copán roads, and Wendy Ashmore's North Group, seem excellent candidates for the 'seats' of some of these statesmen."

William L. Fash, Scribes, Warriors and Kings: The City of Copán and the Ancient Maya, p. 134