Maya – Kings Of The Rainforest

„For the significant special exhibition Maya – Kings Of The Rainforest the exhi- bition centre ‚Lokschuppen‘ and the ‚Roemer- und Pelizaeus Museum Hildes- heim‘ were able to gather over 200 valuable objects from all over the world, some of which have never been displayed in Europe before. Important loans from the Maya states Tikal and Calakmul are presented, amongst them one of Mexico’s most famous jade masks, leaving it’s home country for the last time, as well as a complete royal tomb and painted ceramics, being some of the most beautiful pieces of Mayan art. (…)

Since the ancient Maya ruins were rediscovered by European and American travellers during the 19th century, a new science has developed, occupying itself with research on the Mayan culture. It’s members search the jungle for lost ruins, decipher hieroglyphs together, race against thieves to discover valuable graves and trace documents from colonial times in the archives of today. (…)

The exhibits are on loan from the Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, the Museum Popol Vuh and the Museum Sylvanus Morley Tikal, Guatemala, the Mexican National Department for Archaeology, the Israel Museum Jeru- salem, the British Museum London, the Rijksmuseum vor Volkenkunde Leiden as well as the Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen and others.“ (Lokschuppen, Maya – Kings Of The Rainforest)

  • Maya – Könige aus dem Regenwald
    Maya – Kings Of The Rainforest
  • Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen
    Rathausstr. 24, 83022 Rosenheim
    Exhibition: 30th of March until 8th of October 2007
  • Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim
    Am Steine 1-2, 31134 Hildesheim
    Exhibition: 20th of October until 13th of April 2008

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