National Geographic : 1936 Nov
A DOORWAY BUILT 600 YEARS BEFORE COLUMBUS CAME Between sphinxlike faces flanking the entrance of a little ruined temple, a scientist studies the stone lintel, where hieroglyphics on the front show that the edifice was dedicated about A. D . 876. An extraordinarily accurate calendar was perfected by the ancient Maya. Finlay Photographs by Luis Marden A GRAVEN IMAGE COMES TO LIFE! Posed beside a hollowed stone fire pot orincense burner onthe Caracol (opposite plate), this modern Maya inprofile shows that his race has retained the strong aquiline nose, drooping eyelids, and rounded head that old sculptures depict.