Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fantastic Zoomorphic Stone at Chichen Itza - Explorer Alfred Percival Maudslay, 1883.


Note that the far right end of stone is like a fish head with a flipper or arm just behind it. Around the world there are ancient carvings of God like creatures in the shape or form of fish/animal. Could all these very different ancient cultures be of the same creature that they perceived as a god in very ancient times? 

Alfred Percival Maudslay (18 March 1850 – 22 January 1931) was a British colonial diplomat, explorer and archaeologist. He was one of the first Europeans to study Maya ruins.





Alfred Maudslay explored Chichén in the 1880s and both spent several weeks at the site and took extensive photographs. Maudslay published the first long-form description of Chichen Itza in his book, "Biologia Centrali-Americana". In the course of his surveys, Maudslay pioneered many of the later archaeological techniques. He hired Italian expert Lorenzo Giuntini and technicians to make plaster casts of the carvings, while Gorgonio López made casts of papier-mâché. Artist Annie Hunter drew impressions of the casts before they were shipped to museums in England and the United States. Maudslay also took numerous detailed photographs – dry plate photography was then a new technique – and made copies of the inscriptions.

Link to large view of this photo
http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/maya/maudslay-zoomorphic-2.jpg
Photo taken by Alfred Maudslay in the late 1880’s at Chichen Itza

zoomorphic: (adjective) “having or representing animal forms or gods of animal form.”