Stela A of Copan, Honduras

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Erected in 731 CE, Stela A depicts Copan’s ruler Uaxaclajuun Ub’aah K’awiil, aka 18 Rabbit, and his powerful stature among the other Maya kingdoms including Palenque, Tikal, and Calakmul. The stela presides over “Monument Plaza” (Great Plaza) among the most intricate collection of carved stela and altars in the Maya region. Photo Captured by Leah McCurdy.