This exhibition was produced in Mexico and was 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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Mayas

Revelations of an endless era

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

from 7th October 2014 - 8th February 2015

Curators

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 dozens of cities that reveal a remarkable architecture, advanced, technical sculpture, numerous frescoes, constructions, pottery vases and a detailed inventory of their religious beliefs, rituals, community life, habits and history.

This exhibition enables the visitor to appreciate the legacy left by the Maya to humanity. It presents various aspects of the Maya culture and its creative abilities by focussing on different themes: the relationship with the environment, the cities' power and funerary rites. The exhibition seeks to present a general overview of the civilization, whilst highlighting the variety of styles and the aesthetic innovations achieved by the different Maya groups, each of which had their own language and mode of expression.

Exhibition access

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

Supports produced through the sponsorship of Mikli Diffusion France and Fonds Handicap & Société.

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