For the Classic Maya, links between rulers, time and the heavens play a strong role in establishing and reworking the nature of kingship. Several seasons of excavation at a sector of El Zotz, Guatemala -- in a hilltop palace known as "El Diablo" -- reveal a building that touches on these themes at the dawn of a dynasty. This paper reports on the tomb housed in the temple, the complex stratigraphy of the overall building, and the richly modeled stuccos that adorn its facade. Presented by: Dr. Houston.
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