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Expedition - Piedras Negras

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Film Description:Introducing the Penn Museum's Expedition video series. This digital content is based on an article from Expedition Magazine Spring 2017, Vol. 59.1, available for Penn Museum members. To learn more about the Museum or being a member, visit

Learn more about the Penn Museum’s excavation to Piedras Negras and the history behind the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphics. Travel back in time to meet J. Alden Mason, Linton Satterthwaite, and Tatiana Proskouriakoff and how they brought us closer to understanding the ancient Maya civilization.
Video Category:Produced Film
Video Date:08/09/2017
Contributor: Alex Pezzati | Simon Martin
Tags: Glyphs | Guatemala | Hieroglyphs | Martin, Simon | Mason, J. Alden | Pezzati, Alessandro | Piedras Negras | Proskouriakoff, Tatiana | Satterthwaite, Linton | University Museum expeditions | University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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