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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is really breathtaking how beautiful this is.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In that way it really is like you didn't know the Renaissance ever happened?you have no knowledge that anyone ever painted anything in Florence in the 16th century, then all of sudden you see a Michelangelo.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It was like discovering the Sistine chapel if you didn't know there had been a Renaissance - like knowing only modern art and then stumbling on the finger of God touching the hand of Adam.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We then witness the maize god's birth, his death and his resurrection, before the wall ends with the coronation of a named and titled Maya king, newly crowned in the company of the Gods.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The mural shows that early Maya painting had achieved a high level of sophistication and grace well before the great works of the Classic Maya in the seventh century.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Between 200 and 300 A.D. is when we become literate in Maya writing. It's definitely writing, though, no question about that. Some of these signs are consistent with Maya writing for the next 1,000 years.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It has opened a window into the very origins of Maya civilization.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In Western terms, it's like knowing only modern art and then stumbling on a Michelangelo or a Leonardo.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“With its fine painting and its elaborate mural showing the mythic basis of kingship, the chamber has upended much of what we thought we knew about the early Maya.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The way the Maya built pyramids is by building one layer on top of another. We have [the building where the writing was found] sandwiched between two other buildings. We can get a date from the building itself, but also a range from the other two.”

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