The Queen of Uxmal This sculpture , popularly known as The Queen of Uxmal , actually shows a young man . It comes from the façade of a building found under The Pyramid of the Magician in the city of Uxmal , Yucatan .
Liverpool’s World Museum is uncovering the world of the ancient Mayas this week in a major free exhibition of treasures direct from Mexico,
Mayas: revelation of an endless time, which opened on Friday, is the flagship exhibition in the nationwide cultural programme for the Year of Mexico in the UK, with Liverpool the only place to host the show in the country.
And with almost 400 stunning objects, it’s also the biggest temporary exhibition ever staged by National Museums Liverpool.
The artworks, brought together from various historic sites and institutions in Mexico, were previously shown in Mexico City, Sao Paolo in Brazil and Paris.
The ancient Maya kingdoms stretched from eastern Mexico to modern day Guatemala, Belize and into western Honduras and El Salvador, from 1000BC to 1542.
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Tulum: Maya City of the Dawning Sun, a Caribbean Paradise
Eighty miles south of Cancun in Mexico, stands the
ruins of an ancient Mayan city called Tulum.
Built atop a 12-meter (40-foot) cliff rising abruptly from the Caribbean
waters, this place is considered one of Mexico’s most scenic archaeological
sites. It was the only Maya site not
situated in the middle of the jungle and at one time, was adorned with
beautiful colors which were visible at sea from miles away. Tulum was the last city inhabited and built
by the Maya and is thought to have been a religious center for priests that
remained active during the Spanish invasion.
The Maya archaeological site of Muyil, located in the modern State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is thought to date from approximately the Middle Formative period (before 400 BC), and was continuously occupied up to the arrival of the Spanish. From this point it was abandoned, with no evidence of Maya or European occupation until the 1800s.