|Did the Maya believe the world would end in December 2012? In MAYA 2012: Lords of Time—a major new exhibition opening May 2012—the Penn Museum in Philadelphia confronts the current fascination with the year 2012, comparing predictions of a world-transforming apocalypse with their supposed origins in the ancient Maya civilization.
MAYA 2012 leads visitors on a journey through the Maya's time-ordered universe, expressed through their intricate calendar systems, and the power wielded by their divine kings, the astounding "lords of time." Visitors explore the Maya world through interactive experiences and walk among sculptures and full-sized replicas of major monuments.
MAYA 2012 uncovers a history and culture far richer than commonly supposed.
MAYA 2012: Lords of Time opens May 5, 2012 and runs through January 2013.