- YEAR OF GRANT
- CATEGORYARTS & CULTURE
- ORGANIZATION LOCATIONPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
- GRANT LOCATIONHONDURAS
- ORGANIZATION WEBSITEwww.penn.museum
For a publication that will include scaled architectural drawings of the Copan Acropolis and trace the results of excavations of Mayan tombs and buildings in Copan, Honduras.
Copan was the capital of a large and prosperous Maya kingdom from A.D. 426 to 822, during the Classic period of Maya civilization. The findings from Copan make a significant contribution to the complete understanding of the site and its role in the development of Maya civilization.
Founded in 1887, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. The Museum operates an active exhibition schedule and hosts educational programming for children and adults. It has a collection of over one million archaeological and ethnographic artifacts from around the world, many obtained directly through its own field excavations and anthropological fieldwork.