Monthly Archives: April 2012

MAYA 2012: Tunnels

Loa Traxler, curator of MAYA 2012: Lords of Time, explains how archaeologists used tunnels to excavate at the ancient site of Copan in Honduras. Get a look into the excavation tunnels in the video below:

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MAYA 2012: The Ancient Maya and Human Sacrifice

In the movie Apocalypto, Mel Gibson offers a very Hollywood portrayal of the human sacrifice rituals at end of the Maya Classical Period. While human sacrifice played a role in the ritual practices of the ancient Maya, it was not exactly as Gibson and Hollywood conceived of it. Loa Traxler, curator of MAYA 2012: Lords […]

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Native American Voices at the Penn Museum