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    Hieroglyphic Names of the King of La Amelia, the Petexbatun Region, Maya Lowlands, Terminal Classic
    Research Notes
    9. Juni 2021
    Tobias Mercer
    The only known ruler of La Amelia is mentioned in the inscriptions with two appellatives, which have been tentatively read as Lachan K'awiil and ˀAjaw Bot in previous publications. The present note revises these readings. A re-examination of the inscription on Hieroglyphic Stairway 1 showed that his first appellative is to be read as K'ahk' Hoplaj Chan K'awil, “As for the fire, it is (the rain god) K'awiil who is burning in the sky”. This reading is consistent a wide-spread onomastic formula, which was popular in the Eastern Maya Lowlands in the Classic Period. It is also suggested that the initial ˀa phonetic complement of his second appellative should be interpreted as an indication of a non-standard reading order. Thus, this widely accepted and tentative reading order ˀAjaw Bot receives a well-grounded interpretation.
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    A Formerly Unknown Fragment from the Hieroglyphic Stairway of La Amelia, Guatemala
    Publications, Research Notes
    8. Juni 2021
    Guido Krempel
    This brief note is aimed to present a fragment of a hitherto unpublished Late Classic Maya relief carving (Figures 1 and 2) in the collection of La Ruta Maya Foundation, Guatemala (Registro de Bienes Culturales [Registry of Cultural Heritage] Inv.-No. 1.2.179.85).
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    Hieroglyphic Inscriptions of Altar de los Reyes, Campeche
    Announcements, News
    1. Mai 2021
    Christian Prager
    Images of stelae, altars and monuments from Altar de los Reyes, Campeche, are kindly provided by Ivan Šprajc and are added to the Maya Image Archive. All images are published under CC BY 4.0.
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    Annotator for the Linguistic Analysis of Maya Hieroglyphs (ALMAH)
    Announcements, News
    18. April 2021
    Christian Prager
    Presentation by Cristina Vertan and Christian Prager about ALMAH, “Annotator for the Linguistic Analysis of Maya Hieroglyphs”, a JAVA-based tool allowing the semi-automatic generation of the phonemic transliteration of Maya hieroglyphic texts and enabling multi-level annotation and linguistic analysis of Maya inscriptions. Alternative readings can be entered, two or more decipherment proposals can be worked on in parallel, and thus the hieroglyphic texts can be analysed and translated with alternative proposals. ALMAH is based on a graph-data model. It reads the data from TEI documents and saves the annotated texts into an instance of OrientDB. Written in Java, it has a friendly user-interface and will be available as open-source to the research community. In this talk we present the data model and the functionality as well as the underlying TEI scheme allowing to encode Maya hieroglyphic texts formally and semantically.
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