Learn About Diverse Mayan Societies at the Musée du Quai Branly

Learn About Diverse Mayan Societies at the Musée du Quai Branly
The Musée du Quai Branly has dedicated an exhibition to the Mayans, and this exhibition will run from October 7, 2014 until February 8, 2015. This event comes three years after the museum's exhibit about Guatemalan Mayans. Now, in the latest exhibition, the Musée du Quai Branly will explore 28 groups of the indigenous peoples in order to reveal the Mayan legacy throughout the history of humanity.

The wide-ranging exhibition is called 'Mayas, un temps sans fin' ('Mayans, a Time Without End'). It demonstrates the various Mayan lifestyles and how these ways have influences many other civilizations throughout history. Roughly 400 indigenous masterpieces have been collected for the exhibit and will be shown for the first time at the Musée du Quai Branly.

Guests staying at one of the Grands Hôtels Parisiens can walk through the exhibit that is arranged according to different themes, such as daily life, rituals, political life and religion. The Mayans were the dominant civilization in the indigenous pre-Hispanic world. As a result, their culture has made a great contribution to societal development over the centuries. More than 100 Mayan cities are still visible through their remnants.

From architectural elements to ornaments to reliquaries, a variety of precious objects will be on display at the museum. Musical instruments, ceremonial knives, games and other objects give visitors a glimpse into the lives and rites of these ancient peoples. The works also illustrate the depth of artistic creation in the Mayan culture as well as the beginnings of technical prowess. The diverse contributions of the Mayan societies are therefore showcased at the Musée du Quai Branly starting this October.