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Tuesday, 9 October 2012

masks of guatemala - the Diablo pyramid stuccos


The recently discovered five-feet high stucco masks within the Diablo pyramid at El Zotz, images of the sun god, were expertly crafted and lavishly painted, but the Mayans deliberately damaged the noses, the "breathing apparatus", because the stuccos were seen as living beings, which means "we're not only looking at them, they're looking out at us."

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