28 maart 2016

The Maya exhibition in Assen

Sunday a week ago we visited "The Maya - Rulers of the Rainforest" exhibition, currently in the Drents Museum in Assen. It is a fascinating exhibition telling about the the Maya's high civilisation, the mysterious world of their gods, and their knowledge of the universe.

Among the objects displayed are beautiful jade ornaments, large and small sculptures, and pottery. The photo shows the upper part of an exceptionally large incense burner in Teotihuacan style, proving the influence of the Central-Mexican metropolis Teotihuacan on the Mayas.
More about the exhibition HERE.

8 opmerkingen:

  1. Goede tip. Ook echt iets voor ons.

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  2. De Maya's maakten zulke mooie beelden.

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  3. Excellent link Marleen, what a fascinating exhibition this would be to see.

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  4. Excellent link Marleen, what a fascinating exhibition this would be to see.

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  5. It seems inconceivable that a civilisation could reach such levels of sophistication only to disappear almost without trace and without any lasting legacy.

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  6. There was an exhibit on them here awhile back. I found it fascinating.

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