Photopost: Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

On Friday night, my son Peter & I (at his request) visited the Museum of Science to the see the special exhibit Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed.  The exhibit included a wide collection of Mayan artifacts, recreations of Mayan art and architecture, videos of archaeologists describing their discoveries, and some interactive activities.  For example one could create a name in May glyphs or a stele proclaiming the date of one’s birth.  I’ve always been fascinated by the Mayan ballgame and was intrigued by the section on the how the game was played, which included video of variations on the game still played in Mesoamerica today.

It was a fascinating exhibit, and even my 7-year-old thought it was really good.