HISTORY OF MESO-AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE
: Yaxchilan; Chiapas, Mexico, Late Classic; A.D.300-900
- Building 33. Late Classic; A.D.600-900
- The ruins of Yaxchilan is located in the midstream of the Usumacinta River and the building groups lie along slender man-made esplanades set into the bank of the river.
- The architecture of yaxchilan seems more influenced by the Palenque more than El Peten region.
The roof-combs of the buildings are wider and higher than those of Palenque.
The richly carved lintels in Yaxchilan were made of limestone while Tical's were of hard sapodilla wood.
Photo: Kohichi Hotta
: [No.2]Building 6
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