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MAYA

The exhibition was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sport, Patrimonio Cultural y Natural, Guatemala. The artifacts are drawn from the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (MUNAE) and the La Ruta Maya Foundation.

Deep in the rainforest of Guatemala are the ruins of a high civilization which have fascinated mankind and science for centuries. Nevertheless, a lot of myths still exist about the Maya. This exhibition aims to uncover these myths and sheds light on the true story of the Maya. During the Spanish conquest numerous Maya artifacts and scriptures were destroyed. The exhibition shows over 300 original objects, some just recently discovered and never seen outside Guatemala before.

The exhibition gives deep insight into the history and culture of the Maya, then and today. It shows the simple life of the population as well as the wealth of kings and the collapse of kingship.

Highlights and Facts:

  • More than 300 original objects from Guatemala, including the Figurine Group of the Court of Waka in El Peru, the Tumbaga medaillon, precious Maya jewelry, the Polychrome Stucco Figure of a Jaguar Warrior, jade masks, the Cancuen Panel, the world’s only transportable cave painting and huge Maya stelae

  • The world’s largest and most impressive display of Maya objects from Guatemala, starring objects previously inaccessible to the public and just recently unmasked

  • Rewarded modular exhibition design, hands-on elements, videos and multimedia elements

  • The exhibition is available in two sizes

The unique exhibition design, alluding original Mayan pyramids and architecture, gives visitors the opportunity to find out about the astonishing accomplishments of the Mayas, decipher hieroglyphs, learn about the intricate Mayan calendar, explore the fascinating ancient burial site of Uxul or help the Maya girl ‘lxchel’ to prepare an original Mayan feast.

Collaboration: This turnkey traveling exhibition is developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sport, Patrimonio Cultural y Natural, Guatemala and is curated by Prof.Dr.Dr.h.c. Nikolai Grube. The artifacts are drawn from the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (MUNAE) and the La Ruta Maya Foundation.

Floor area

700-1400m²
Language(s)
Spanish
English
German
For rent

Setup time

14.0days

Dismantling time

14.0days
Contact

Peter
Elsaesser

Telephone

+43 512 562800 70

Mobile

+436642100673

Email

Keywords

  • maya
  • culture
  • history
  • civilization
  • guatemala
  • stela
  • stelae
  • jewelry

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