The Yaxchilan Lintels - Lintel 24 Bloodletting ritual performed by the king of Yaxchilan, Shield Jaguar II and his wife, Lady K'ab'al Xook. The king holds a flaming torch over his wife, who is pulling a thorny rope through her tongue. Classic Maya 723-726 ( The Mayans - Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization in Yucatán Mexico and Belize in Central America ( 2600 BC - 1500 AD ) Pre Columbian American )

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The Yaxchilan Lintels - Lintel 24 Bloodletting ritual performed by the king of Yaxchilan, Shield Jaguar II and his wife, Lady K'ab'al Xook. The king holds a flaming torch over his wife, who is pulling a thorny rope through her tongue. Classic Maya 723-726 ( The Mayans - Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization in Yucatán Mexico and Belize in Central America ( 2600 BC - 1500 AD ) Pre Columbian American )
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Image ID: HYM8R9
Location: Central America