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A New Chapter in Maya History: All-out War, Shifting Alliances, Bloody Sacrifices

Deep in the rain forest of Guatemala last year, something—maybe a falling tree—exposed stone hieroglyphs on the stairs of an ancient pyramid at the Maya ruin of Dos Pilas. Now those previously unknown glyphs have been translated, and their story of a protracted war may help explain the downfall of a civilization at the height of its glory.

— A. R. Williams

Web Links

The Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc.
www.famsi.org/index.html
Read about Maya hierogylphs and find additional links and resources from an organization that recently helped provide emergency funding for the Dos Pilas project.

Guatemala Web
www.guatemalaweb.com/
Get information on traveling to “the heart of the Maya world.”

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Bibliography

Demarest, Arthur A. “The Violent Saga of a Maya Kingdom,” National Geographic (February 1993), 95-111.

Stuart, George, and Gene S. Stuart. Lost Kingdoms of the Maya. National Geographic Society, 1993.


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