News From the Maya World


Pakal's Tomb Update

Chiapas, Mexico, October 2011 

George Fery, who just received IMS’ highest honor as Fellow of our organization, just returned from Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico. Palenque is one of the jewels of the Maya of the Classic period. George was invited to see the chamber of Pakal’s tomb, under the Temple of the Inscriptions, where the lid has been lowered and is now in the same position as Alberto Ruz discovered it in 1952. (Click here for more information on Alberto Ruz and the discovery of the tomb.)

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Temple of the Night Sun at El Zotz

Dramatic find at site of El Zotz in Guatemala

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Photograph courtesy Edwin Román, Brown University

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Penn Exhibit

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a excellent video about Penn's exhibit on the Maya, with a lot about Copan.

Exhibit at U. of Pennsylvania Explores Maya Ruins and Relics
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Xultun, Guatemala

Incredible Findings at site of Xultun, Guatemala

William 'Bill' Saturno, Boston University archaeologist, has reported finding new murals and exciting paintings at a site near San Bartolo. An article in Science, co-authored by  Saturno, David Stuart, Anthony Aveni and Franco Rossi, "Ancient Maya Astronomical Tables from Xultun, Guatemala" has been published.


To search for information on Xultun from previous expeditions, see THE CORPUS OF MAYA HIEROGLYPHIC INSCRIPTIONS at the Peabody Musuem at Harvard University website. When you go to the pages be sure to select a stela and click "Detailed View" to see pictures convert to drawings and then find it in the interactive map (Locate on Map).  The digital Corpus adds lots of information on the new discovery.


Below is information and links to articles on the finds. Links will open in a new browser page.


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thumb APMaudslay_001Pioneers in Maya Archaeology

Biographical sketches of men and women who did much of the early defining
work in Maya studies.

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