A brief history of the British Museum's fascinating collections
In 1929, the expedition team, which included other notable characters such as Thomas Gann, became the first to devote scientific attention to the remote Classic Maya site of Pusilhá. There they encountered numerous monumental stone stelae, a number of which were transported to the British Museum, like Stela K, shown here.
All images © Trustees of the British Museum
Text and image selection: Kate Jarvis, British Museum
Thanks to: Jago Cooper, Claudia Zehrt and other BM Google Maya Project collaborators