Maya mural, BYU, anthropologist, puzzle, origins
In 2001 the chance discovery of a 2,000-year-old Maya mural in a chamber buried beneath a pyramid in the Guatemalan jungle stirred the archaeological community. It was a sensational find, one of the most important for Mayanists in half a century. Rendered in brilliant colors with exquisite skill, the remarkably well-preserved mural reveals a highly sophisticated artistic tradition and hieroglyphic script predating the Maya’s golden age by 800 years.
"BYU Anthropologist Addresses Maya Origins Puzzle,"
Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship: Vol. 25:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/insights/vol25/iss2/4