Mayan Graffiti

mayangraffiti5by Shawn Christopher

You seem very small standing in the vast courtyard of Chitzen Itsa’s temples. They rise out of the earth as if they had always been there, placed by God himself. The square stones are placed on one another to make pyramids that are aligned with the sun, while other monuments display the heads of their fallen enemies.

The art was breathtaking, all displayed on the walls of their buildings. It was as if the Mayans, and Egyptians for that matter, all loved graffiti. I am talking about beautiful murals, not just some tag on the side of a building. Their art had meaning. It was to remember important people of the past and to honor the cycles of life. This project was to honor them.

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