Reproducing a Mayan artefact

Reproducing a Mayan artefact

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Caption: Reproducing a Mayan artefact. Sculptor creating a replica of a panel found on the ballcourt's stairs at the Palace of Taj Chan Ahk in Cancuen. Cancuen was a major trade city that was at its peak during the 7th century AD. The city, located in Pasion, El Peten, Guatemala, specialised in trading jade, pyrite and obsidian. Its strategic position on the Pasion River helped it dominate trade in the region. Taj Chan Ahk, one of the city's most powerful rulers, built his huge palace in 770 AD.

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