by Ray Jason
My suspicion is that the questions that were percolating in my head were quite different from those of the typical visitor to this archaeological marvel. They probably wondered how many servants the ruler had; and how they devised such an accurate calendar; and where the regular people had lived. Whereas I was focused on more existential questions: What had actually caused the collapse of their once mighty civilization? Did the end come swiftly or gradually? Had there been visionaries who foresaw the calamity and tried to warn the others?