Lambityeco--page 2 (of three pages)

Residential area with tomb 6 sunken in the center of the patio in front of the altar


Side of patio with geometric decoration


The central patio with Tomb 6

The faces, presumably portraits, which adorn this tomb are of a noble couple: Mr. One Tremor and Mrs. Ten Cane. When the bone remains in the tomb were studied, scholars discovered that the majority of the femurs had disappeared.

Two stucco friezes with an aged couple and their name glyphs

In the friezes the male figures are depicted carrying femurs, perhaps taken from the skeletons of their fathers thus indicating their inherited right to their nobility.
The couples wear jewelry and other adornments. The male holds a femur.

Remains of the walls of rooms in the residential complex. See plan above.

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Works consulted or quoted:
Andrew Coe. Archaeological Mexico. Emeryville, CA: Avalon Travel Publishing, 2001.
Joyce Kelly. An Archaeological Guide to Central and Southern Mexico. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2001.

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