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Mark Leger. "The Maya, sons of the days, are made up of time," Eduardo Galleano recently wrote. He was referring to two things: their brilliant traditional calendars, products of astronomical knowledge until recently unrivaled by any other culture. And the Mayan ability to endure. The Mayan ruins of central America are from cities that fell into decline long before Columbus. But many of the traditions reflected in the architecture and art from these sites live on in the modern Mayan world."
Brigham Young University. "Piedras Negras is the largest Classic Maya city in the western Maya Lowlands, located on the Guatemalan bank of the Usumacinta River. Its existence, and the rich record of its sculptures and buildings, led to intensive fieldwork by the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, in the 1930s and, more recently, to years of investigations by the Piedras Negras Project of Brigham Young University and the Universidad del Valle."
"My search for realization of vision has taken many turns during my lifetime. These turns have been the result of a combination of survival instincts and desire for expression. The secret always seemed to be in discovering a voice that came directly out of my experience. As a child I kept trying to find a way to fit in with the world around me, but that world wasn't the one I knew and lived in. My world was a landscape of metaphor, symbol and myth."
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