Newly Discovered murals at the site of Xultun.
Beautiful murals made by a Maya Scribe have recently been un-earthed at the Maya site Xultun just 6 kms away from San Bartolo.
Read more on these links - May 2012:
The New York Times
National Geographic article
The murals of San Bartolo:
Earliest Maya Paintings of around 350 AD, discovered while
archaeologist, William Saturno, is in desperation for water
and shade. The murals of San Bartolo, a 4-wheel drive journey
north of Tikal, reveal Pre-classic Maya styled art depicting
the creation myth of the ancient Maya in beautiful fine form.
Found inside an earlier looter’s tunnel these murals
along with the project to study and protect them have opened
up the world to a pre-classic Maya much more advanced than
previously thought. The work at San Bartolo hopes to provide
insight into the fundamental workings of the Maya Society.
The work is still in progress. Tourism to
the site is not yet open to see the murals. Experts are analysing
the data to ensure a viable tour which will provide the world
access to witness this amazing mural and yet provide the protection
these beautiful paintings require to last into another 2 milinieum.
Click on our tour list above to see how the tour will be when
they open the murals.