Exploring the ruins and royalty of ancient Maya courts

July 11, 2017
Temple of the Cross by Joani Etskovitz '17

This spring, 11 Princeton undergraduates in the course “The Art and Politics of Ancient Maya Courts” had an unusual assignment: deciphering hieroglyphs.

Part of that exploration included a week-long trip to Chiapas, Mexico, over spring break, which provided a range of experiences not possible in the classroom or at the Princeton University Art Museum (where a portion of every seminar session was held for students to examine original works of art). The course was cross-listed in art and archaeology and Latin American studies.

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