Belize’s Maya Collection on Display

A 3-D map showing the city center of Caracol, Belize, during the Classic Period: AD 550-780. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)As we have previously posted,  The Museum of Belize’s Maya Collection is currently on display at the Science Museum of Minnesota as a part of the exhibition called Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed.  According to reports from both US news-outlets, and our own,  the exhibition is getting rave reviews from its audiences.  According to reports, this is the largest collection of Belizean Artifacts in one place.

“This exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever done on the Mayan and the reason that its different from many other exhibitions that we’ve seen – our partnership with the National Institute of Culture and History was really key in making this whole exhibition successful because it really looks at research that’s happening right now and the new knowledge that’s being created on the ground in Belize in those really rich archaeological sites.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   –Paul Martin, Vice President, Exhibits

Pottery Cylinder Vase, A.D. 700-800, from Buenavista del Cayo in Belize, depicts the Maize God's unending dance and symbolizes both the creation of the universe and also his cycle of death and rebirth. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)

Artifacts from Belize were not the only ones on display.  The museum was able to gather artifacts from Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.

7 News Belize’s very own Jules Vasquez was able to visit the site and document his experience.  Check the links below to see the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y8dkh7fA0Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QUqkEo2p8E

Once again Belize is making headlines for its positive attributes. Let’s keep it that way! ^_^

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