Talk:Uxmal

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Identified Uxmal rulers[edit]

User:Harioris added to the second paragraph of the lead: "Only one ruler, Lord Chac, has been specificly identified." I am moving it here to talk for clarification. Does the "been specificly identified" mean from hieroglyphic inscriptions? Also, what is the significance of the ruler? If the ruler is known to be important, more should be said; if not, this information does not belong in the lead introduction of the article. -- Infrogmation 05:00, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Art historian Jeffrey Kowalski found that a few Uxmal monuments refer to a real historical personage named Lord Chac. This is significant because Puuc sites are notable for their lack of extensive hieroglyphic texts either because the few that survive are so ravaged by the elements that they are illegible or, more importantly, because the Yucatec Maya elite may have prohibited monuments dedicated to individual kings because they governed through councils of royal families called Mul Tepal or “joint rule”. Lord Chac was the exception and it appears that under his patronage Uxmal ultimately rose to power as the last great Maya capital of the Classic period. The most striking and beautiful buildings--the so-called Nunnery and the Governor's Palace--were built during the reign of Lord Chac (Chan-Chak-Kaknal-Ahaw) in about 890-910 CE. Harioris 21:24, 13 January 2007 (UTC) User:Harioris 22:23 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for the clarification and additional information! I think this would be an excellent addition to the "Ancient history" section of the article. Mentioning a relevent source would make it even better. Thanks, -- Infrogmation 03:14, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Star Trek: TNG Reference[edit]

In an episode of Stark Trek: TNG, aliens take over the bodies of some of the crew members and say that they come from the planet Uxmal. It could be a reference to these ruins. I don't know if it warrants a mention in this article, though. 150.203.110.172 (talk) 00:45, 8 January 2012 (UTC)