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Snapshots

  1. dagger in the neck

    Snapshot Title: dagger in the neck
    Taken by: tdrusin

    Image: Interior Murals of Xultun Dwelling
    Image Owner: National Geographic



    Description:

    figure on left is being killed



  2. Seated Figure

    Snapshot Title: Seated Figure
    Taken by: National Geographic

    Image: Interior Murals of Xultun Dwelling
    Image Owner: National Geographic



    Description:

    Three male figures loom on this wall, all of them seated and painted in black, wearing only white loincloths, medallions around their necks and identical single-feathered, miter-style head dresses. ...



  3. King's Niche

    Snapshot Title: King's Niche
    Taken by: National Geographic

    Image: Interior Murals of Xultun Dwelling
    Image Owner: National Geographic



    Description:

    An off-center niche in the wall features a painting of a seated king, wearing blue feathers. A long rod made of bone mounted on the wall allowed a curtain to be pulled across the king’s portrait, hi...



  4. Glyphs

    Snapshot Title: Glyphs
    Taken by: National Geographic

    Image: Interior Murals of Xultun Dwelling
    Image Owner: National Geographic



    Description:

    Maya glyphs near the face of the central figure call him “Younger Brother Obsidian,” a curious title seldom seen in Maya text.



  5. Face Sketch

    Snapshot Title: Face Sketch
    Taken by: National Geographic

    Image: Interior Murals of Xultun Dwelling
    Image Owner: National Geographic



    Description:

    Various sketches of faces can be found on the walls, including this one on the north wall.