TITLE

Naj Tunich: Entrance to the Maya Underworld

AUTHOR(S)
Brady, James E.; Stone, Andrea
PUB. DATE
November 1986
SOURCE
Archaeology;Nov/Dec86, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
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.
ACCESSION #
15966515

 

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