Thursday, March 5, 2009

Those Mayans are back (even though they never left)

So who remembers that movie Apocolypto?? Wasn't it awesome (no sarcasm there)! Well if you didn't watch it I suggest you rent and/or purchase it today. Although some critics didn't like the way Mayan's were portrayed, I think the struggle Jaquar Paw endured was the point of the story. It actually reminded me of my old Latin American Studies classes at Temple University.

Want to learn more? Well make your way to the UPENN Museum for their upcoming exhibit Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya. Opening April 5, 2009, this exhibit will include:
More than 150 objects -- figurines, jades, musical instruments, ritual objects, weaving implements, cooking pots and projectile points--convey vibrant evidence of ancient Maya life, as revealed by archaeological discovery and scientific analysis.
To appreciate the Latino culture you have to go way back...yes way back. The exhibit will allow visitors to go back in time, approximately 1300 years ago, and learn how they lived their every day lives. And in case you didn't know, the Mayan civilization was located along southern Mexico and some Central American countries including present day Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
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