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Maya Gods and Kings
JANUARY 2006
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Clues About the Early Maya
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

At the base of a staircase climbing the side of a pyramid at San Bartolo, in northeastern Guatemala, Jessica Craig brushes dirt from the upper part of a stone monument that has just been uncovered. When fully cleaned, the stone will reveal the badly eroded portrait of a ruler—presumably of the Maya community here—from about 100 B.C. Work at this site has shed light on a little known period of Maya history through discoveries that include the earliest known murals and the earliest royal burial from the Maya world.


Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Nikon D70
Film Type: Digital
Lens: 12-24mm Nikkor DX zoom
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5.6

Weather Conditions: Hot and sunny
Time of Day: Late morning
Lighting Techniques: Electronic fill flash

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