NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE LATE CLASSIC POLITICAL HISTORY OF QUIRIGUA, GUATEMALA

@article{Looper1999NEWPO,
  title={NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE LATE CLASSIC POLITICAL HISTORY OF QUIRIGUA, GUATEMALA},
  author={Matthew George Looper},
  journal={Ancient Mesoamerica},
  year={1999},
  volume={10},
  pages={263 - 280}
}
  • M. Looper
  • Published 1 July 1999
  • History
  • Ancient Mesoamerica
This article summarizes the Late Classic history of the Maya city of Quirigua, Izabal, Guatemala, emphasizing its relations with other polities. Quirigua's origins as a kingdom are traced to a.d. 426, when the rulers of nearby Copan established it as a colony. For the next three centuries, the site apparently mediated an intense interaction between Copan and Tikal. In a.d. 736, a personage from Tikal's rival city, Calakmul, acted with the current king of Quirigua—Buts' Tiliw—shortly before his… 

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