The Looting and Salvage of a Hieroglyphic Staircase in the Palace of La Corona, Guatemala

Lecturer: Maxime Lamoureux-St. Hilaire During excavations in the regal palace at La Corona, Guatemala (2013-2016), Lamoureux-St. Hilaire discovered one of two looted Mayan hieroglyphic staircases, along with seven hieroglyphic monuments. This talk will contextualize this discovery within its glorious architectural and historical settings, discuss the looting, and reflect upon the ethical issues associated with museums— […]