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New World, Maya, Copan, Honduras
Mayadigger - The most Southern City of the ancient Maya was Copan, "Zotz" in Maya. The name Zotz means "Bat." Cppan was the "Paris" of the Maya world. The archetecture and entablature was just superb. Seen in this photo, we see the stele of Yax Kuk Mo, "Blue Quetzal Macaw." As it turned out, Yax Kuk Mo came from Teotihuacan, in the Valley of Mexico. An imported Prince as it were...
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whitetd49  [Mar 03, 2005 at 08:29 AM]
Teotehuacano, not a captive?
Mayadigger  [Mar 03, 2005 at 11:28 PM]
Nope...He was invited from the "Big City" to give credence to Copan's ruling elite. Linda Schele, before she passed away, predicted the same. A few years ago, they found Yax's tomb, ran a DNA test and it showed that he came from the Valley of Mexico.