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A Possible Mention of the “Xukalnaah” Emblem Title on Altar de los Reyes, Altar 3

During the 2002 season of the long-term archaeological survey of southern Campeche led by Ivan Šprajc a fragmented circular monument was discovered. Its inscription records a long list of emblem glyphs, after which its site of discovery, formerly named after the ejido Zapote Bobal in which it is located, was aptly renamed as “Altar de los Reyes”. The monument itself was designated as Altar de los Reyes, Altar 3.
The altar was found badly shattered – probably intentionally destroyed – in the center of the plaza in the West Acropolis of the mentioned site. The larger fragments feature a well preserved part of an inscription which originally encircled the entire perimeter of the lateral surface of the Altar 3. A large part of it could be re-assembled; however, a considerable part of the inscription is lost, thus leaving several inscribed fragments without an exact fit into the original text.

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Tz’atz’ Nah, a „New“ Term in the Classic Mayan Lexicon

Research Note 2

Inscriptions are a rich source for Classic Maya architectural terminology, which is rather descriptive and includes a number of building names and general architectural terms ending with the generic nah. Study of the Temple of the Sun sanctuary tablet has revealed another architectural term previously unknown in the Maya epigraphic record.

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Medios y Texto

Los mayas escribían y pintaban sobre diferentes tipos de materiales. No obstante, debido al clima caliente y húmedo de la selva tropical, la mayoría del material lingüístico y gráfico ha quedado plasmado en artefactos de piedra, como por ejemplo estelas, altares, elementos arquitectónicos (linteles, tablas murales, escaleras) o cuevas.

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Museen und Sammlungen

Außer den Gebäuden und Monumenten an den Fundorten selbst, bilden die zahlreichen Objekte in Museen und Sammlungen eine wesentliche Quelle für die Erstellung des für den Aufbau der Korpusdatenbank erforderlichen Inventars an Mayainschriften.

Die folgende Liste soll alle für die Wissenschaft und die interessierte Öffentlichkeit zugänglichen Sammlungen von Objekten der Mayakultur in Museen und archäologischen Stätten für Recherchen zur Verfügung stellen. Die Liste ist nicht statisch, sondern wird laufend aktualisiert und ergänzt, die letzten Änderungen sind in der rechten Seitenleiste zu finden, ebenso das letzte Änderungsdatum bei jedem Eintrag.

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Museums and Collections

In addition to the buildings and monuments at the sites themselves, the numerous objects that were recovered there and are now housed in museums and collections constitute a critical source for compiling the inventory of Maya inscriptions that is, in turn, necessary for constructing the corpus database.

The following is intended to make available for search a list of all collections of Maya objects in museums and archaeological sites that are accessible to researchers and interested members of the public. The list is not static; rather, it will be continually updated and expanded. The most recent changes may be found on the right-hand side of the page, including the date of the most recent update to each record.

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Museos y Colecciones

No solo los edificios y monumentos en los sitios arqueológicos sino también los varios objetos que se albergan en museos y colecciones son una fuente importante para elaborar un inventario de inscripciones jeroglíficas mayas necesario para crear la base de datos.

La siguiente lista hace disponible a la búsqueda todas las colecciones de piezas mayas en museos y sitios arqueológicos accesibles para investigadores y el público interesado. No se trata de una lista estática, sino que será actualizada y completada periódicamente. Las últimas actualizaciones se encuentran en la parte derecha de la página, inclusive la fecha de última modificación de cada entrada.

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Lexical Database

The lexical database will be integrated into and archived in the Repository of TextGrid as part of the virtual research environment, in order that the research data may be stored long-term, sustainably, and securely over the course of the project.

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Elisabeth Wagner

Studied Anthropology of the Americas, Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology, Ethnology, and Classical Archaeology at the University of Marburg, the University of Cologne, and the Free University of Berlin. Graduate degree [Magister] in Anthropology of the Americas from the Free University of Berlin with thesis „Personal Names and Relational Glyphs in the Inscriptions of Chichen Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico“ (1996). Visiting Student at Trier University of Applied Sciences (Idar-Oberstein campus) in Gemstone and Jewelry Design. Freelance artist (stone sculpture and gemstone engraving). Doctoral candidate in Anthropology of the Americas at the University of Bonn (dissertation topic: Structure 10L-18, Copán, Honduras: Reconstruction and Iconographic Analysis of the Sculptural Program of a Classic Maya Funerary Temple).

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