Be a witness to the re-discovery of the lost Maya Kingdom
of Piedras Negras.
A very exciting event took place between 1997-2001. Archaeologists
from Brigham Young University and the University Del Valle
in Guatemala were at Piedras Negras for an ambitious project
of excavation. “Piedras Negras is the site where Tatiana
Proskouriakof first discovered that the Mayan inscriptions
were of a historical nature; where the first king lists could
be reconstructed.” 50 years have passed, and now these
new excavations utilized the latest research techniques to
explore pyramids, residential settlements, agricultural fields,
and sweat-baths -- places for royal rites of purification.” An Incredible amount of information was discovered and shared
with our groups. In 2004 yet another project of excavation
and restoration of the pyramid took place. Join us
for a true Indiana Jones experience.
PIEDRAS NEGRAS - Name means "Black Rocks" in Spanish, from the color of stones in the river. Piedras Negras is in a remote part of Guatemala on a point of land bordered on the south and west by Chiapas and on the north by Campeche both states of Mexico. The site is located on the banks of the Usumacinta River, downstream from the ruins of Yaxchilan. The ruins at Piedras Negras are large, and it is thought to have been a major power in its heyday, possibly allied with Yaxchilan. The site is not very well preserved compared to Yaxchilan.