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Templo 22

The carvings are found beneath the step that forms the entrance to Templo 22. The whole entrance is surrounded by carvings with teeth along the top edge. The smaller carvings are writing and to the right of the larger skull the top two glyphs appear to be the beginning of a date, with the distinctive bar and dot numbering system of the Long Count – in this instance, it starts…which would presumably finish with zeroes too, making the date the 3rd December, 711AD (click here to read more about Templo 22).

© Robin Heyworth – Photo taken 9th February 2002

Carvings from the entrance of templo 22