Naj Tunich: Entrance to the Maya Underworld

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Title:
Naj Tunich: Entrance to the Maya Underworld
Series Title:
Archaeology
Creator:
E. Brady, James
Stone, Andrea
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Language:
English

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Subjects / Keywords:
Caves ( local )
Bloodletting ( local )
Tombs ( local )
Pottery ( local )
Entrance Halls ( local )
Underworld ( local )
Material Culture ( local )
Funerary Rituals ( local )
Petroglyphs ( local )
Maps ( local )
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serial ( sobekcm )

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Abstract:
Reports on the Naj Tunich Cave in Guatemala, which promises to provide valuable information on Maya art and writing. Accounts of exploration of the site; Entrance hall; Specific features of the cave; Locations inside the cave that are especially sacred to the Maya; Problematic question of child sacrifice; Six structures believed to have been tombs; Areas of ceremonial importance; Theme of sexual union; Paintings suggesting that the cave is the abode of the underworld gods.
Original Version:
Archaeology, Vol. 39, no. 6 (1986-01-01).

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