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The Civilization of Maya
Date 2012-02-03 Hit 1405


    The Civilization of Maya




     Location : Special Exhibition Gallery in the Permanent Exhibition Hall, 1F


        Date      : 09-04-2012 ~ 10-28-2012


This exhibition, which focuses on ‘the life and death of the Mayan people’, was organized in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Mexico, and Korea and Guatemala. It examines, chronologically, the history, religion, myths, astronomy, divination, and script of the civilization of Maya, which forms the basis of Mesoamerican civilization.



Shell Ornament

7th-8th century (Guatemala), Height 15.8cm

National Museum of Archeology and Ethnology (Guatemala)


Ixchel (Mayan Goddess)

7th-8th century (Mexico), Height 13.3cm

Museum of Anthropology (Palacio Canton, Mexico)