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    Hieroglyphic Inscriptions of Oxpemul online
    Announcements, News
    11. August 2020
    Christian Prager
    We have now added Ivan Šprajc's photographs of stelae, altars and monuments originating from the Classic Maya site of Oxpemul to our Maya image database. All images are under CC BY 4.0.
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    Chactun and El Zacatal Archive Online
    Announcements, News
    2. Juli 2020
    Christian Prager
    Ivan Šprajc and Octavio Esparza Olguín have kindly shared their reseach materials on the Classic Maya sites of Chactun and El Zacatal. We have now uploaded their materials: drawings and photos of the monuments and inscriptions of Chactun and El Zacatal, almost 400 materials. All images are under CC BY 4.0.
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    A Logogram for YAH "Wound"
    Decipherment, Publications, Research Notes
    23. Juni 2020
    Nikolai Grube
    Among the many logographic signs which so far have escaped decipherment is a head sign which shows a V-shaped stepped design in its interior. The sign has been identified by Eric Thompson as T1078. A closer look at the sign shows that its full form includes a small attached prefix with “darkness” markings representing an obsidian tool, perhaps a knife that was used for sacrificial purposes. It is argued here that the wounded head with the knife is a logogram YA or YAH for "wound".
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    Shedding New Light on the Maya Stela from Hix Witz in Stuttgart
    Decipherment, Publications, Research Notes
    12. Mai 2020
    Christian Prager
    A Maya stela with a hieroglyphic text and a portrayal of a Maya ruler that is now in the collections of the Linden Museum in Stuttgart, Germany (inventory no. M 30751), has received scant attention from scholars to date. Our analysis concludes that the monument illustrates a previously unknown Maya king of the small polity of Hix Witz (English “Ocelot/Margay Hill”) from the early ninth century CE and most likely originates from Zapote Bobal in Petén, Guatemala, or a neighboring site.
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