"Secrets of the Maya Temple" (1959)

Category: Educational

Length: 23:49

Film ID F16-4006
Film Description Film Print of television pilot featuring Museum Director Froelich Rainey and others describing Maya archaeology.


Froelich Rainey introduces Maya Civilization
A visit to Palenque in Chiapas State, Mexico and reenactment of dig in which the Mayan king Pakal is discovered by a team lead by prominent archaeologist Dr. Alberto Ruz Lhuillier (1906- 1979). (Referred to in the film as Alberto Ruz.
Museo Nacional de Antropología)
This is film represents an attempt at a television pilot, the series was not picked up.
Video Category Educational
Topics Lhuillier, Alberto Ruz, Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico, Antiquities, Maya ruins, Archaeological fieldwork, University Museum expeditions