Conservation image Maya Initiative (1999–2009)
A project of the Getty Conservation Institute

In July 2008, a follow-up visit allowed for the review of ongoing activities at the Hieroglyphic Stairway and the Stairway's condition. Photo monitoring of the control block has been performed every six months since July 2007. Very few changes in the conditions of the carved surface were noticed. While at the site, recent damage to carved surfaces that had occurred on Step 7 due to visitor access could be observed, as well as repair work that had recently been completed, including reattachment of several fallen fragments found on the step, following methods used during the treatment trails. Photo: Françoise Descamps.