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Kluge Center: Dazzling Finds from the Maya

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This is a guest post by Giselle Aviles, research assistant in the Kluge Center.

In September, the John W. Kluge Center welcomed Simon Martin, anthropologist and specialist in Maya hieroglyphic writing, as the second Jay I. Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas. He is working on a project called “Articulations of Power Among the Classic Maya.”

We’ve created a resource guide, highlighting information about Martin, the Kislak Chair position, and the Jay I. Kislak collection, which contains incredible treasures from the early Americas. It is an especially exciting time to launch this resource guide as we honor National Hispanic Heritage Month.

The resource guide will help you learn more about the Kislak Chair and The John W. Kluge Center. In the future, we will be publishing more resources on other scholars!

Codex-style vase with sixty hieroglyphs, Guatemalan lowlands. Maya, Late Classic period, A.D. 700-900, Red and black on cream ceramic. Jay I. Kislak Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

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