Important cities in Ahau – Yaxchilán

Important cities in Ahau – Yaxchilán

There are a handful of important cities in Ahau, the boad game. Yaxchilán is one of the oldest known Maya cities; its history dates back to the Preclassic Period. Yopaat B’alam I founded the city and became its ruler when Yaxchilián was still a relatively small...
Important cities in Ahau – Caracol

Important cities in Ahau – Caracol

There are a handful of important cities in Ahau, the boad game. If there was a city-state that was the fitting rival of the ferocious bloodline of Tikal, it was Caracol! This city first belonged to Tikal, but eventually, Tikal’s influence and power began to decline...
Important cities in Ahau – Jaina

Important cities in Ahau – Jaina

There are a handful of important cities in Ahau, the boad game. Jaina Island is an archeological site where only a narrow channel separates the mainland and the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Being surrounded by the ocean and several mangroves, this small island...
Important cities in Ahau – Kaminaljuyu

Important cities in Ahau – Kaminaljuyu

There are a handful of important cities in Ahau, the boad game. Although Kaminaljuyu translates to the “Hill of the Dead”. The city itself is far less menacing than its name. We still do not know the exact size and scope of this site because the area is buried under...
Important cities in Ahau – Seibal

Important cities in Ahau – Seibal

There are a handful of important cities in Ahau, the boad game. Seibal is the largest archeological site in the southwestern Maya Lowlands. The city is also known as El Ceibal in Spanish, which translates to “where the ceiba trees grow.” The ceiba tree holds a great...