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La Reina Roja: Una tumba real

by Arnoldo González Cruz

In 1994, during archaeological excavations at Temple 13 of the old Maya city of Palenque, a team of scientists found a female burial, covered in intense red cinnabar with all the attributes of a royal tomb. The director of the excavations, and author of this volume, baptized the discovery the "Red Queen." Ensuing studies point to the hypothesis that the burial is that of Tz'ak-b'u Ajaw, consort of the young king K'inich Janahb Pakal, under whose rule Palenque became the unquestionable hegemonic center of the western Maya. The work is a result of the collaboration between archaeology, bioanthropology, conservation, and restoration. La Reina Roja contains more than 175 photographs, 25 drawings, and 7 maps, illustrating the most relevant aspects of daily life in ancient Palenque. In Spanish.

Published by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico, D.F.), 2011. 262 pp. ISBN: 978-84-7506-973-9.

$56.00 (shipping included). Order code IN358.