This exhibition was produced in Mexico and presented from November 2013 to April 2014 at the National Palace of Mexico. It was conceived by the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia de Mexico (INAH).

The poster shows Queen Uxmal, recent classic period (600-900 A. D.), Uxmal, Yucatán, Mexico © Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City, Mexico.

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Révélation d'un temps sans fin

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Exhibition poster "Mayas, Révélation d'un temps sans fin"

from 07 october 2014 to 08 february 2015


Mercedes de la Garza, writer, historian and academic. Emeritus Researcher at the Centre for Maya Studies at UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and permanent member of the scientific committee of INAH (Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico).

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About the exhibition

The Maya of the pre-Hispanic period were the creators of a fascinating civilisation, and have left to posterity dozens of cities revealing remarkable architecture, sculpture of great technical advancement, numerous frescoes, constructions, pottery vases and a detailed list of their religious beliefs, rituals, community live, habits and history.

This exhibition enables the visitor to appreciate the legacy of the Maya to humanity. In thematic order – the relationship with the environment, the power of cities, funerary rites – the exhibition presents the various aspects of this culture and its creative abilities. The exhibition attempts to present both a general overview and to show the variety of styles and aesthetic successes of the different Maya groups, each of them with its own language and means of expression.

Exhibition access

Discover the exhibition through a number of means: summary video in French sign language, summaries of texts in large print and in simplified language, tactile reproductions of works with audio commentaries.

Special arrangements provided with the sponsorship of  Mikli Diffusion France and Fonds Handicap & Société.

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