National Geographic : 1941 Sep
Spurred on as if Looking for Buried Gold, the Explorers Dig and Heave Up aGiant Stone Always there is the hope that some new secret will be revealed on the underface of such a monument. Before thestones inthe plaza could beexcavated, adense second-growth jungle had to be cleared. A crew of ten men with machetes and hooked sticks accomplished this job intwo days. Then came the heavy but inter esting task of turning and upending the fallen stelae and half-buried monuments (page 281).