Limestone stela with Mayan glyphs

Description

This stone stela erected at Pusilhá, Belize, in 647 AD shows the Maya system. It tells us about the ruler K’ak’ U’ Ti’ Chan, his lineage, and events of his reign.

Mesoamerica is one of the places where writing first emerged. It began there over 2,500 years ago with the recording of dates. Writing developed into various systems for commemorating conquests, rulers and dynasties.

Full title:
Limestone stela with Mayan glyphs
Created:
600–800 AD, Pusilha, Belize
Format:
Limestone stela
Language:
Mayan
Copyright:
© Trustees of the British Museum
Usage terms
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike licence
Held by
The British Museum
Shelfmark:
Am1928,Q.79.

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