Tikal: Central Acropolis

Bldg. 53 & 54 [January 6, 2004]

"The Maya left images that help us imagine the splendor and pagentry of their ancestral rituals. Once again, the drawings cannot be seen today, but they once decorated the walls of Toh-Chak-Ich'ak's throne room. One depicted a procession of befeathered lords in a ritual taking place on a series of wide terraces. In this image, some lords carry or wear branches of a plant, while others, including a couple of women, stand among huge banners."

Schele & Mathews, The Code of Kings, p. 81. Drawing from Tikal Report 31: The Graffitti of Tikal. The Univ. of Pennsylvania Museum, 1983, Fig.48

Tikal: Central Acropolis