Xunantunich,  west frieze

Xunantunich, structure A-6-2nd [January 4, 1998]

"This west frieze was excavated in 1993. In order to preserve the original stucco frieze, a fiberglass replica was made in 1996. The original frieze remains buried and preserved about one meter behind the replica.

The sculptured frieze is attached to the upper part of a large building, A-6-2nd, constructed about 800 A.D. Both the building and frieze were buried by the construction of the final building, A-6-1st. To the right of the frieze, one of the buried door jams of A-6-2nd is visible."

Belize Dept. of Archaeology, sign at the site