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A View Into the Past

Excavations by archeologist Bill Saturno uncovered Maya murals in mounds that are thought to be residences dating from around 800 AD. The site is called “Xultun” and is located near Tikal in the province of Peten in northeastern Guatemala. Photograph by Tyrone Turner.

Explorer Quarterly MQ1112- Excavations by archeologist Bill Saturno uncovered Maya murals in mounds that are thought to be residences dating from around 800 AD. The site is called “Xultun” and is located near Tikal in the province of Peten in northeastern Guatemala.