National Geographic : 1935 Nov
FIRE SWEPT THIS CAMP, DESTROYED THE PRINCIPAL BUILDINGS, AND NEARLY TERMINATED THE 1932 EXPEDITION Fortunately, sufficient food and tools were saved to enable the archeologists to continue their excavations (see text,page 547). Corner posts ofthe houses were made of a termite-resistant wood, the walls of split bamboo, and the roofs of palm thatch. Left to right are the Director's house, the storehouse, the home ofthe Guatemalan inspector, the bachelors' quarters, and the main building. The three nearest buildings were burned.