Exhibition At San Diego Natural History Museum Explores Ancient Maya
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Credit: National Institute of Culture and History
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The San Diego Natural History Museum is rediscovering another civilization Friday with the debut of one of the largest displays of ancient Maya life and culture.
“We are committed to bringing new content-rich traveling exhibitions to San Diego for locals and visitors to enjoy,” Michael Hager, president and CEO of the Museum, said in a news release. "Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed is the largest exhibition about the ancient Maya ever to be displayed in the United States. We are delighted to be able to offer this exhibition to our guests and hope they walk away feeling as if they’ve learned something new about this important and multifaceted culture."
The exhibition explores Maya architecture and art and includes more than 200 authentic artifacts.
It will be on exhibit through Jan. 3.
Dominique Rissolo, an archeologist at UC San Diego, said the Mayan people contributed tremendously to the math and writing systems used today.
“These were truly American developments,” Rissolo told KPBS Midday Edition on Wednesday. “You can experience these at the museum.”
For more information about the exhibit or museum, go to the museum’s website.
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