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Urban Amenity
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

Schieber stoops to drink from an aqueduct that delivers fresh water from the site's higher terraces to the north. Most of the building erected by the early Maya to sanctify the water system has disappeared, though the network of aqueducts still provides potable water to the nearby village of El Asintal. The project's team, led by archaeologists Schieber and Miguel Orrego Corzo, found this section in a small ravine obscured by a thick cover of subtropical vegetation and named the spot El Escondite, or "the hidden place."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm zoom f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Warm and Sunny
Time of Day:
Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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