Astra's Maya Astronomy page graphic is derrived from the above image of El Caracol, believed to be an ancient observatory used by the Maya at Chichén Itzá in Yucatán. Windows on the top level were aligned to crucial points in the solar cycle. This image was taken by R. Kihm in 1986.
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|Maya Lunar Series by Robert Kihm|
Maya Archaelogy Home Page - -
Carlos Pellicer Museum of Anthropology
Mesoamerican Archaeology Web Site
MED (Maya Epigraphic Database Project)
Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations
Altar Q and Copan - feature article by David Stuart from the Peabody Museum
Maya Exploration Center
FAMSI - Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc.
Recent Discoveries and Developments
Early Maya Murals at San Bartolo - Extensive Murals & Hieroglyphs ~100 AD
La Corona, Guatemala - Site Q? - National Geographic Article
El Mirador - Home to 100,000 in 200 BCE? - From Mostly Maya, links to other info
The Maya Home Page - - Maya Art Books
Yucatan's Maya Calendar (bilungual)
This science fiction book by Dora Musielak about a Maya princess who travels on a light beam to the center of the universe. The story presents astronomical information and thought provoking astronomical questions in a Maya fantasy setting. Illustrations from Hubble Space Telescope complete the volume. The web site contains a page on Maya Astronomy. Dora Musielak herself is a real star womon!Mayan Ruins
Orion in MesoAmerica--article by Astra
The Maya Astronomy Page Astra's lecture from Michel Berger!
Lunar Series - See the banner below the image of Caracol