Friday, August 17, 2012

Béy Sü - continued...

I have it on good authority that my sketch map of Béy Sü matches with that of Professor Barker's in a great many features. My speculation about the location of the governor's palace is wrong however. Apparently the text I was referring to was speaking more figuratively than literally.

Of course, the Professor's Map has a large number of details not described elsewhere, including a lake. The sakbe roads are laid out in better detail and the confusion over the Temple of Thúmis is cleared up. It lies right next to the Quarter of the Shroud Makers and so it is reasonable for the sounds of city life to be heard from the temple dormitories.