Petén Miscellanea: Monuments from Five Sites

Corpus Volume 11 presents 10 monuments from around Lake Petén Itzá, only one of which is in situ. Three of the monuments are in the central park or plaza on the island of Flores, three are in front of the town hall of San Andrés on the western edge of the lake, three are in a rustic wooden enclosure at a highway intersection (entronque) in the town of Ixlu on the eastern edge of the lake (where the north-south road to Tikal meets the east-west road from Belize), and one is in the site of Ixlu itself, near to that intersection.

-Bruce Love and Meghan Rubenstein

Corpus Volume 11: Petén Miscellanea: Monuments from Five Sites

Kaminaljuyu, Sculptures 10 and 65, MUNAE, Guatemala

Corpus Volume 10 consists of two monuments from Kaminaljuyu that are currently on display at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (MUNAE) in Guatemala City. The photographs were made by Bruce Love and illustrations by Lucia R. Henderson.

-Bruce Love and Meghan Rubenstein

Corpus Volume 10: Kaminaljuyu, Sculptures 10 and 65, MUNAE, Guatemala

Ichmul de Morley, Panels 1 and 2

Research Contribution 9 and Corpus Volume 9 are here published simultaneously; both are about the carved stone panels known as Ichmul de Morley Panels 1 and 2. The Research Contribution, by Gregory Smith, details the early history of the discovery of the panels by Sylvanus Morley and their subsequent documentation, while the Corpus Volume presents recent photographs and drawings of them by Bruce Love.

Corpus Volume 9: Ichmul de Morley, Yucatán, Mexico

Research Contribution 9: The History of the Ichmul de Morley Ballplayer Panels, by J. Gregory Smith

Planchón del Rey (San Diego Cliff Face), Petén, Guatemala

Corpus Volume 8 presents a single monument, an Early Classic period relief carving, three meters tall, high on a limestone escarpment that overlooks a major (though unrecorded) archaeological site about halfway along the paved highway connecting La Libertad and El Ceibo, Petén. The project was facilitated by the alcalde of the municipio of La Libertad, where I had photographed the Itzimte stelae in 2016 that constituted our Corpus Volume 7.

When I returned to La Libertad in April 2019, again with Bernie Mittelstaedt as my guide and co-worker, I brought two plaques showing the Itzimte stelae as gifts and tokens of appreciation to alcalde Benjamín Ipiña. These plaques were made of metalized material suitable for hanging outdoors. Mr. Ipiña then made phone calls for us that paved the way for us to photograph Planchón del Rey.

two men holding signage and shaking hands

-Bruce Love

Corpus Volume 8: Planchón del Rey (San Diego Cliff Face), Petén, Guatemala