Join the Mayborn Museum Complex this summer as we combine two exhibits that explore Maya culture. “The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion” An archeological team has mysteriously disappeared from a dig site in Palenque, Mexico. They had been investigating a long-standing rumor that a priceless jade medallion is buried in the temple there.
However, something horrifying has scared them off. Luckily, in their haste to escape, they managed to leave behind a video with clues and a warning to all who come after. The original team has left behind valuable information in the archeology, biology and astromathematics field stations that they constructed.
Museum visitors must uncover the mystery of the dig site and find the priceless treasure. “Painted Metaphors” The great Maya creation story, the Popol Vuh, sanctified the mountains, caves, and rivers of the Alta Verapaz of today’s Guatemala. The University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s collection of Chamá vessels shows how objects reflect cultural shifts and how people cope with change.
Nineteen Chamá polychrome ceramics are accompanied by more than 100 objects illustrating Maya daily life, religious ritual, and shifts in rulership. This is a traveling exhibit of unsurpassed beauty and archaeological significance. This exhibition was organized by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.