Mayas: revelation of an endless time

Carved stone head in profile

Queen of Uxmal limestone sculpture. © Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes - Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Fotógrafo Ignacio Guevara.

19 June - 18 October 2015

Free entry

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Step back to an ancient time and discover the powerful and revealing world of the Mayas. This was a time of warriors, shamanic rituals, human sacrifice, jade treasures, advanced knowledge and veneration of the cosmos.

The ancient Maya was a Mesoamerican civilisation that has left a far-reaching legacy of architectural, cultural and artistic achievements.

Through 385 stunning objects from museums and Maya sites in Mexico, from striking funerary masks to intricate jade jewellery, the exhibition explores this extraordinary civilisation whose culture is still alive today.

This is the only opportunity to see this breathtaking exhibition in the UK.

This exhibition has been produced by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) in Mexico. It is part of the 2015 ‘Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom’ and ‘Year of the United Kingdom in Mexico’.

Events

Image gallery

Figurine of a ball player. Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes - Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Fotógrafo Ignacio Guevara. Small belt mask, jade hematite shell. Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes - Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Fotógrafo Ignacio Guevara. Monument 114 of Toniná. Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes - Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Fotógrafo Ignacio Guevara. Temple of Five Floors, Edzná. Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes - Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Fotógrafo Ignacio Guevara. Golden frog with turquoise eyes. Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes - Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Fotógrafo Ignacio Guevara. Temple of the Warriors, with Chacmool figure in foreground, ChichénItzá. Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes - Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Fotógrafo Ignacio Guevara.

 

 

 

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