Uncover the hidden treasures of the ancient Mayas this summer, with the opening of a breathtaking exhibition at the National Museums, Liverpool.
Mayas: revelation of an endless time will take visitors on an illuminating journey to an age of majestic warriors, astronomy and learning, shamanic rituals and human sacrifice.
Step back to an ancient time and discover the powerful and revealing world of the Maya. 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 civilization that has left a far-reaching legacy of architectural, cultural and artistic achievements.
What made the ancient Mayas look to the stars? Why was their civilization so powerful? How did they communicate?
Through 385 stunning objects from museums and Maya sites in Mexico, from striking funerary masks to intricate jade jewelry, the exhibition explores this extraordinary civilization whose culture is still alive today.
Visitors can learn about the deadly consequences of a ball game, the importance of the underworld and discover the complexities of the ancient Maya calendar.
It will be 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’.
19 June to 18 October 2015, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. FREE ENTRY.