Nov
26

Today in Smithsonian History: November 26, 1940

Mayan mounds at an archaeological site in Quirigua, Guatemala

Mayan mounds at an archaeological site in Quirigua, Guatemala. (Photo by Alexander Wetmore)

November 26, 1940 Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist and sixth secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, visited Costa Rica to collect bird specimens for the United States National Museum, traveled to examine the biological laboratory on Barro Colorado Island in Panama, and visited these Mayan mounds at an an archaeological site in in Quirigua, Guatemala on Nov. 26, 1940.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives


Posted: 26 November 2016
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