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Mayan Art Megathread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Warden, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Warden
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    I finished this book a while back when on the way back from a flight (though the version I read was by Michael Coe). I included the picture because of the pretty cover (part of a throne found at Copan).

    Great book, learned a ton about how long it took to decipher Mayan phonetic script. Worth the read!
     
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    Some colorful Mayan and Aztec costumes in artwork.

    Mostly Aztec on the first two:

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    Mayan:

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    Also some Incan on the left side of this one:

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    That one guy with the bird costume (second to last picture, left side, next to the jaguar dude) reminds me of these guys:
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    It does kinda. If all the armor wasn't so spiky it would make for an easy conversion; you would just have to go overboard with extra feathers!
     
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    Yeah, the armor isn't _that_ similar, but bare chest + bird head helmet is interesting. :)
     
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    Found this picture, I think it is somewhere in Mexico City?

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    I can't read Spanish so I couldn't translate, but if I am looking at this right this building was built right over some ancient Aztec ruins!
     
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    There is Spanish masonry [?] underneath the jaws of the Aztec or Maya beasty.

    The blue sign on the right says. “Republic of El Salvador”. Did the Aztec Empire get that far South?

    Edit: further google-fu.....

    The blue sign on the left is the name of the last Vice-President of Mexico, assassinated in 1913.

    Those are both street names in Mexico City. So location confirmed. The next bit was translated from Spanish by google:

    So Aztec confirmed. But it looks more like a chunk of Aztec carving was re-used as a corner stone for the later Spanish building. I expect the snake was relocated from its original setting.

    Anyhow, that is the corner of the Museum of Mexico City.
     
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    Awesome thanks for the translation, hope I can go see it for real someday.
     
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    This is a treasure trove beyond doubt. Thanks for continually pulling all this reference material together, Warden! This is how forum resources should aspire to look like. :)
     
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    Have y'all seen the new teaser/WIP videos about the new Tomb Raider game?
    A lot of nice stuff there. In one of the videos I've seen there were some native people talking in Yucatan Maya.
    Pretty cool!
     
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    I have seen some teaser pics and posted a few a while ago but never saw a video, I will have to find it! I am not really a fan of Tomb Raider (I like Assassins Creed though) but the game inspiration looks neat.


    High praise from a master of lore tutorials :bookworm::shy::couchpotato:, many thanks! :vulcan:
     

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