Distinguished Lecture: Maya

Maya: Rediscovering 3000 Years of History

By Dr. Nikolai Grube

Our image of Maya culture has changed radically in recent decades. New research shows that the Maya are one of the oldest civilizations on the American continent. During their heyday, they created a dense urban landscape in the tropical rainforest of Central America. After the collapse of their cities, the culture changed but continued and withstood even the Spanish conquest. Today, Maya culture is still alive in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Learn more about the development of the Maya from 1000 BCE until today and new research has changed our understanding of Maya civilization.

Includes pre-opening access to Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises exhibition.

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