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World-Premiere Exhibition is now open!
Discover what archaeologists know about the ancient Maya, as well as the unresolved questions they continue to investigate.
The ancient Maya are one of the most complex and advanced civilizations of the ancient world, well known for their monumental architecture and distinctive art styles, their intricate knowledge of astronomy and time-reckoning, their complex political organization headed by royal dynasties, and their writing systems, some of the most sophisticated in the ancient world. Although much is known about the Maya elite, popular information about their working classes is less accessible. Recent archaeological discoveries have begun to shed more light on everyday domestic life and the relationships of non-elites to the ruling class.
Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed explores the fascinating social, natural and spiritual realms of the ancient Maya through the eyes of powerful kings and queens and the lesser-known people who were the backbone of Maya society. It features immersive environments, authentic artifacts, and hands-on activities that tell the story of the ancient Maya and their modern descendants.
Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed is at the Science Museum of Minnesota through January 5, 2014.
Philanthropic support for this exhibition provided by
The Scrooby Foundation, Patricia and Paul Guehler, an anonymous donor, and donors to the Science Museum of Minnesota Opportunity Fund.
Museum Premier Partners