Book Title: Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan: v. 1
Author: John L. Stephens
Format: Paperback | 892 pages
Publication Date: 01 Apr 1970
"The ground was entirely new; there were no guide-books or guides; the whole was a virgin soil...At one time we stopped to cut away branches and vines which concealed the face of a monument, and then to dig around and bring to light a fragment, a sculptured corner of which protruded from the earth. I leaned over with breathless anxiety while the Indians worked, and an eye, an ear, a foot, or a hand was disentombed."