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Digging for Knowledge: Discovering the Ancient Maya Kingdom of El Zotz, Guatemala

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Oct 25 2014
Digging for Knowledge: Discovering the Ancient Maya Kingdom of El Zotz, Guatemala

 Discovering the Ancient Maya Kingdom of El Zotz, Guatemala
Dr. Thomas G. Garrison, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, USC, discusses recent discoveries at the site of El Zotz, Guatemala. Spectacular excavation of preserved Early Classic (AD 300-600) temples provide key insights into the origins of Maya kingship. By connecting iconography to royal ancestors, the sacred landscape, and the roles of the ruler, the first kings of El Zotz ensured respect from foreign dignitaries as well as the

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