' Most handsome archaeologist' comes from WHU
After a documentary "My Youth on Silk Road-August Season," was aired on Hunan Satellite TV on the evening of August 23, the story of Li Moran, a young archaeologist who graduated from Wuhan University and now works at the Mayan Ruins of Copan in Honduras, touched many netizens. They call Li "the most handsome archaeologist."
Li Moran was admitted to the Department of Archaeology at Wuhan University ( WHU) in 2006. Since then he has studied there for 11 years. "The time in the WHU had a great impact on me," Li said.
Before obtaining his Ph.D. in 2015, Li was selected by the Copan project of the Institute of Archaeology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Thus he became a member of the first group of Chinese scholars to engage in Mayan archaeology.
Li is currently working at the Copan Ruins, which is located in the northwest part of Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. It was once a famous city of the Mayan civilization.
Working in the tropical rain forest, which is hot and humid all year, Li and his teammates had to overcome many difficulties: numerous mosquitoes, high humidity, insufficient oxygen, occasional snakes and spiders, etc.
However, Li is very pleased that the achievements of the Chinese archaeological team have earned the trust of the local people and the respect of its foreign counterparts. The Mayan artifacts jointly unearthed by China and Honduras will be shipped to China for exhibitions in the near future.