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|Description ||Site in Honduras. A painting by the English artist Frederick Catherwood about 1839-42.|
Stelae H at the ancient Mayan ruins of Copan, Honduras. Standing at over 7 feet high it is elaborately carved with the figure of King Uaxaklajuan (the Maize god).
The portrait stone dates from 730 CE when the king was beheaded by the rival king of Quirigua. The stone also has glyphs - ancient Mayan writing. There are several other stelae on display at the ancient site.
| There is a museum in Mérida, Yucatán State, Mexico, dedicated to Catherwood's works - the Casa Frederick Catherwood.|
| Thanks David for that information, sounds like an interesting museum to visit. Cheers.|
| The "Catherwood" room at the Hotel Macan ché in Izamal has reproductions all around the walls.|
A very tranquil spot if you're in the region. I've stayed there twice now.
| I'm sure it is a very tranquil place. You are a lucky person to have been able to stay there. I would dearly love to visit these sites but it's a long way to travel. But thanks for the comments. I'm sure some of the other Meg Portal members will be able to visit at some point in the future. |
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