MAYA: Secrets of their Ancient World

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Familiar to most but understood by few, the history of the ancient Maya is shrouded in mystery. Their secrets have remained buried for centuries—until now.

<p> Take a journey through the mysteries of the Maya in this landmark exhibition. Discover the sacred roles of their divine rulers, the elaborate writing and counting systems, the cycles of life and death… and the truth behind the 2012 end-of-days legend.

MAYA: Secrets of their Ancient World brings you back more than a thousand years ago into the heart of a great Maya city. As you visit places once only accessible to the ruling elite, you will discover the many secrets behind the mysteries surrounding the Ancient MayaClassic Period (250 – 900 CE).

Bringing together a collection of nearly 250 artifacts, this exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not to be missed.

This exhibition was co-produced by the Royal Ontario Museum and the Canadian Museum of Civilization in collaboration with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (CONACULTA-INAH).