Tikal: Great Jaguar Claw's Palace

Tikal: Great Jaguar Claw's Palace [January 6, 2004]

"The stairways on both the east and west sides contained caches placed when the first building and subsequent renovations were dedicated. Each of the three caches on the east included burials, with the earliest of these probably placed by Toh-Chak-Ich'ak [Jaguar Claw] himself.

The dedicatory cache under the west stairs [shown in photo] contained the most important offering, making possible the identification of the core building as the Toh-Chak-Ich'ak's Palace. The offering included flint blades and shells arranged next to a beautifully carved cache vessel that contained a figurine, jade medallions, shell, pyrite, and obsidian mosaics...

Linda Schele & Peter Mathews, The Code of Kings, p. 77-8