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It is the sixteenth ruler of Copán, Yax Pasaj Chan Yoaat, who is pictured on Altar Q receiving the torch of office from the Founder. And it was Yax Pasaj who built Temple 11, from the summit of which one could look out between inscribed hieroglyphic records at the culminating monuments of the great kingdom that the Founder had begun.

View from the summit of Temple 11 (Structure 10L-11), Copán. Photo: Joel Skidmore.