A new discovery in La Corona, Guatemala reveals 7th-century Maya hieroglyphs.
The ancient city of La Corona was badly damaged by looters, but researchers recovered 22 carved blocks from a staircase, 10 of which were in their original positions.
The University of Texas' David Stuart undertakes the translation of carved blocks found at the ancient Mayan city of La Corona.
A detailed look at the carvings on Block 5, found at La Corona in Guatemala. The carvings tell a political history of the city and its allies and enemies.
Carved blocks uncovered at La Corona show scenes of Mayan life and record a political history of the city.
Studying the Ruins
Archeologists examine the carved stairway blocks found at La Corona.
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