Incised stone from Structure Twelve’s eastern entrance
Working around the entrance to Structure Twelve there is a key rule…
… all stone removed from the area must be washed and checked for incised marks. And it’s a good rule, as this small stone attests.
The stone, measuring 18cm long, was among the rubble removed from a blocking deposit outside the entrance this morning.
Upon washing it was clear it was intricately incscribed with a number of motifs. Needless to say it was so lightly marked that it proved to be a nightmare to capture on camera. At least in a single shot….
So here are the two main areas: