University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Helen T. Webster

Tikal Graffiti

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By: Helen T. Webster

Visitors to Tikal, the great Maya religious site in the lowlands of Peten, Guatemala, are always intrigued by the many and varied drawings scratched on the plaster walls of its temples and multi-roomed “palace” buildings. Often the observer isĀ skepticalĀ of the authenticity of these incised representations and finds it hard to believe that they could have […]