Tag Archives: Maya

The scientific tourist #356 — pseudoglyphs

It may be that when you look at this vessel, you’re thinking two things: 1) The decoration on it looks Mayan 2) You can’t read any of it If so, you’re right on both counts — it’s a Mayan vessel, but … Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #343 — Ball Court Marker, Lubaantun

Seen at the “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” traveling exhibition, it’s a Limestone Ball Court Marker from Late Classic Lubaantun, Belize Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #338 — Lord Shield Jaguar and Lady Xoc

Another excellent piece from the Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed traveling exhibit, it’s a replica of Lintel 24 from Yaxchilan in Chiapas, Mexico… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #336 — Stela A, Copan

Another find brought to you via the “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” traveling exhibit, it’s (a very good casting of) Stela A from Copan, Honduras… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #333 — King of Copan

Another impressive piece of work displayed in the “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” traveling exhibit, its a beautiful sculpture of one of the Kings of the ancient Maya city of Copan… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #329 — Altar Q, Copan (top)

Last week, you got the west side of Copan’s Altar Q — today, you get to see the top… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #328 — Altar Q, Copan (west side)

This is the west side of Altar Q, from the ancient Maya site of Copan in Honduras. Or more accurately, it’s the west side of a very high-quality replica of the altar… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #324 — Quirigua’s Stela C

Courtesy of the “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” traveling exhibit, it’s Stela C from the Maya site of Quirigua in Guatemala… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #221 — Atlantes

Atlantes, or Atlases, are architectural supports sculpted in the shape of a man. These atlantes are in the Museum of Anthropology and History; Mérida, Yucatán, México. These sculptures (made to support tables and altars) were found in Chichén Itzá, and … Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #211 — Chac Mool

Another image for you from the Museum of Archaeology and History in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico…

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