Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Travel: Museum of Science Maya Exhibit

reproductions of Mayan carvings


Though I was born, raised and lived in Southern California for most of my life, I haven’t traveled to Mexico much-just a few trips to Tijuana and a cruise that stopped in Ensenada.  As a result, I don’t know much about the Mayan culture.  When I saw there was a Mayan Exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts (click here to visit their website), I thought it would be fun to spend an afternoon learning about another culture. 

Though the exhibit is small, it’s absolutely fascinating.  It opens with reproductions of large scale Mayan rock carvings and walls, has displays of everyday items-clothes, pottery, jewelry and even provides information on their customs and rituals.  If you haven any interest in the Mayan culture, this is the exhibit for you!

clothing

a beautiful piece of pottery

divination tools

stone carving

gold from a mask





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