Chichen Itza, Mexico, 1895

ID: SIA RU007084

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Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1895

Citation: William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931

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Creator

Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933

Abstract

The field notes and drawings document William Holmes' study of the Mayan ruins at Chichén Itzá in Mexico during 1895. Includes illustrations in various level of detail; some are field sketches and others intended for publication. Drawings depict architecture details, entire structures, and floorplans, frequently with annotations that include measurements. Notes describe building methods and structure details. Notes identify two structures, the Temple of the Tigers, building referred to as a nunnery.

Date Range

1895

Start Date

1895

End Date

1895

Access Information

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Topic

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Geology
  • Mayan art

Place

  • Yucatán, Península de
  • Mexico
  • Chichén Itzá

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007084

Collection name

William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 3 Folder 2