Restoration work of
the National Landmark
is underway following
serious flooding
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$50K fellowship for study
by travel for one year
Deadline October 1, 2014

2013 Brooks Fellow
Amber Wiley visits the Yucatán

To bring international
professionals to the
68th Annual Conference

Generously funded by
the Getty Foundation

Deadline 9/1/14


By Amber N. Wiley

Mayan heritage in the Yucatán Peninsula is a living heritage. Mayan languages are living languages. It is because of this that I have titled this month’s blog post, “In the Yucatán, Land of Kukulkan.” Kukulkan is the Mayan feathered-serpent god, an equivalent to the Aztecs’ Quetzalcoatl. It is Kukulkan who is said to descend the stairs at Chichén Itzá on the spring and autumn equinoxes. In many ways, ancient and living Mayan cultures are omnipresent in the everyday aspects of life on the peninsula. 


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