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Shell, jade, obsidian and other stones left in an offering to a dead king. Traces of cinnabar remain on some of the times. From Nakum, Guatemala. Late Classic period.

Tell It How It Is

This essay first appeared in SFX magazine.  There is a well-known nugget of advice for writers: show, don’t tell. This is an incomplete notion: show, don’t tell… unless telling is…

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Mural at Bonampak. Musicians and dancers.

Welcome to Xibalba

To the pre-Columbian K'iche' people Xibalba, the Place of Fear, was an underground kingdom which was ruled by several underworld lords who were responsible for inflicting illnesses and deaths. In…

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