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020. The Painted Murals of Calakmul, Mexico
In this episode we dive into some of the scenes discovered on the painted walls of a structure at Calakmul, a Maya site in the Yucatan peninsula. We’ll talk about why these murals are unique, and what the hieroglyphic captions tell us about these scenes.
Rogelio Valencia Rivera, “Aj atz’aam, “los de la sal”. El uso de la sal en la ciudad maya de Calakmul”
Ramón Carrasco Vargas, Verónica A. Vázquez López, and Simon Martin, “Daily life of the ancient Maya recorded on murals at Calakmul, Mexico”
Louisiana State University, “Mural Painted More Than 2,500 Years Ago Depicts Salt as an Ancient Maya Commodity at a Marketplace”