Stephanie Allison Jolluck was apprehended by authorities days after a close call with airport security, who found two 1,000-year-old artifacts in her luggage.
Dating to circa 1100 AD, the Mayan Codex is said to have been painted by a single artist, recording the movements of planet Venus over the course of 584 days.
The finding was part of an offering placed on a pond, thought to replicate the entrance to the underworld.
A mural fragment found in a Mayan site in San Bartolo, Guatemala may be the earliest evidence of the 260-day calendar.
If you’ve ever found yourself lost in Manhattan, you know that city grids are a beautiful thing.
Last week, the research center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts announced that an archaeological expedition led by Ivan Sprajc has uncovered the remains of two Maya cities, Lagunita and Tamchen.
Last week’s article on the recently announced Maya Museum in Guatemala City raised some questions. What are the ethical considerations involved in opening a museum about an existing people’s cultural history?
While the initial news of the new Maya museum in Guatemala was greeted with blind optimism by the media, a preliminary investigation by Hyperallergic into the realities of the proposed museum raises some serious questions about the exclusion of indigenous voices from the museum, the proposed museum site, and whether the institution would further weaken the public national museum that already exists.
The colors of art change not just with trends, but availability as well. For reasons of being incredibly poisonous, expensive, or just involving way too many snails, here are five pigments that have disappeared from art.
The shocking destruction of a Mayan archeological site that dates back to at least 2,300 years is raising serious questions about the safety of Belize’s cultural heritage and archeological sites.