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Indian Church, Orange Walk, Belize
 

Stela 9 at Lamanai

 
 
Stela 9 at Lamanai Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 18, 2017
1. Stela 9 at Lamanai Marker
Inscription.
Stela 9
This monument was erected at the end of the Middle Classic Period (600-800 CE). Stela 9 depicts Lord “Smoking Shell” holding a double headed ceremonial bar diagonally across his chest. The headdress depicted on this monument has typical traits of the Early Classic Period (250-600 CE). Stela 9 was placed on the primary axis of a room within structure N10-27 which is unusual in the Maya lowlands. At the base of Stela 9, the remains of five children were recovered, associated with chert, shell, and obsidian items.
 
Erected by Department of Archaeology.
 
Location. 17° 45.989′ N, 88° 39.135′ W. Marker is in Indian Church, Orange Walk. Touch for map. The marker is directly in front of Temple N10-27, some 700 meters north of the visitors center at the Lamanai Archaeological Site. Marker is in this post office area: Indian Church, Orange Walk 7LC1V KSXX8, Belize.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal Complex at Lamanai (within shouting distance of this marker); The High Temple at Lamanai (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line).
 
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Stela 9 at Lamanai Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 18, 2017
2. Stela 9 at Lamanai Marker
The marker is to the far right of Temple N10-27. Stela 9 can be seen about half-way up the temple.
Stela 9 at Lamanai image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 18, 2017
3. Stela 9 at Lamanai
The nearby Mask Temple (N9-56) image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 18, 2017
4. The nearby Mask Temple (N9-56)
This temple is some few meters north of Stela 9 and Temple N10-27. It includes two large, mostly reconstructed, masks on its facade.
The left-most mask on the Mask Temple at Lamanai image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 18, 2017
5. The left-most mask on the Mask Temple at Lamanai
The right-most mask on the Mask Temple at Lamanai image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 18, 2017
6. The right-most mask on the Mask Temple at Lamanai
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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