Is a Maya Patolli Game Board a series of Sky Band Celestial “Units”?
In 1964-1965, I was able to discern that there was a planetary band “hidden” in the wall painting of Structure A-V, at the East Plaza of Tikal. The purpose of the present FLAAR report is to show that every scribble on every wall of Structure A-V is a graffiti.
Once I discovered the patolli game board on the bench while clearing the collapsed walls to map the palace facing the East Plaza of Tikal, I was curious about what was the graffito that I had found. So I started to do research on patolli when I got back to Harvard.
The purpose of the present FLAAR report is to show that every scribble on every wall of Structure A-V is a graffiti. It makes no difference whatsoever whether there was painting on top or not. It would help if some motivated student could check the CIW archives at the Peabody Museum, Harvard, to see what field notes say about this room and this wall. But even if there was paint on the wall, 100% of the designs are obviously graffiti (as I already noticed while an undergraduate in 1964-1965).
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