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This incredible, ornately carved huge sandstone monument, is at the Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quiriguá, an inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Department of Izabal, Guatemala. The piece was 3D laser scanned in 2019 during our extensive documentation survey at the site by our USF Libraries DHHC team. We utilized structured light scanners at various resolutions on this monument. Besides the rich iconography carved on this ceremonial throne, the text in the cartouches describe the founding of the Quiriguá dynasty. This zoomorphic figure has been described as a “Great Turtle” and “Great Dragon”, and represents a composite crocodilian creature with the figure of the King, Sky Xul, seated in its mouth (see: Matthew Looper’s Quirigua: A Guide to an Ancient Maya City, 2007 for more discussion and additional references). For more on our project: [https://dhhc.lib.usf.edu/project/the-quirigua-3d-project/]. Project in collaboration with Oswaldo Gomez, Administrador at Parque Arqueológico Quiriguá.