Naj Tunich: Entrance to the Maya Underworld
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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.
Caves, Bloodletting, Tombs, Pottery, Entrance Halls, Underworld, Material Culture, Funerary Rituals, Petroglyphs, Maps
Archaeology, Vol. 39, no. 6 (1986-01-01).
E. Brady, James and Stone, Andrea, "Naj Tunich: Entrance to the Maya Underworld" (1986). KIP Articles. 3507.