Cincinnati Museum Center brings exhibit on Maya civilization to U.S. for first time: PHOTOS


The Cincinnati Museum Center is bringing an exhibit about Maya culture to the United States for the first time.

Maya: The Exhibition, which opens March 14, features more than 300 original objects that detail the daily life, religion, politics and innovations of the Maya. Among the items are preserved clay and stucco sculptures, elaborate gold and jade jewelry, stone tools and large carvings with hieroglyphs. Interactive elements allow guests to get a more intimate look at certain objects.

“Discoveries of the last 20 years have transformed our understanding of the people and why the great Maya cities were abandoned in the heart of Central America,” Dave Duszynski, vice president of featured experiences at Cincinnati Museum Center, said in a release. “Never before has such a spectacular set of Maya artifacts traveled to North America. We are thankful that Guatemala is sharing these amazing national treasures with Cincinnati.”

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Story excerpt provided by Cincinnati Business Courier.

Written by Nikki Kingery.

Originally published January 15, 2020.

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