Conservation of Classic Period (600-700 AD) Maya Cave Paintings in Naj Tunich Archaeological Park in Petén

This project, which includes a site survey and risk management planning, directly supports the Embassy's efforts to expand economic opportunity and build strong institutional relationships with the people and the Government of Guatemala.

Revered as sacred, Naj Tunich's caves shelter more than 600 wall paintings and petroglyphs depicting scenes from the Popol Vuh creation narrative. [Photo credit: Project organizer]

Project Details


Location: Guatemala, Central America, Americas Organiser(s): Conservation Foundation of Guatemala Funder(s): U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Funding received: $150,000 (USD) Commencement Date: 09/2018 Project Status: Active
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