Copán: The Hieroglyphic Stairway – A Scrambled Lineage

W1106: Hieroglyphic Stairway

This was the view of the hieroglyphic stairway in 2002. It was already very badly worn, but reconstruction was well under way. In front, stands Stela M which depicts K’ak’ Yipyaj Chan K’awiil who rebuilt Structure 26 in 756AD and remounted the Hieroglyphic Stairway with the 5 statues of which four can be seen on the stairs still.

© Robin Heyworth – Photo taken 9th February 2002

Structure 26, The Hieroglyphic Stairway, at Copan