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Eighth century monument, Stela F, ancient Maya archaeological site of Quirigua. Rio Motagua Valley, Guatemala. 1922.

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1922

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Album caption: Stela F. One of the most distinctive of the stela at Quirigua. It projects 24 feet above the ground. This is the south face and the glyphs are perhaps the most beautifully carved of any among the Maya inscriptions. An unusual feature of this stela is that it has two dates - A.D. 1761 and A.D. 724 which is likely a leap year correction. While Stela F. is one of the tallest here it is not the tallest. Stela E. is the tallest. It is 35 feet long by 5 feet wide and 4 feet thick. It projects 26 feet 6 inches above ground and weights 65 tons. It is the largest piece of stone every quarried by the Maya. Guatemala. 1922. No index card. The Ruins of Quirigua, Guatemala - This Maya archeological site is located in the Rio Motagua [...]

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Schmelzer, H.
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U.S. Geological Survey

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