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Posted 5 July, 2013 by Ministry of Culture and Sports in News
 
 

Birds of the Mayan world on display

In order to show part of the Mayan world's biological diversity, through a selection of archaeological and ethnological, opened Thursday 04 July, Birds of the World exhibition Maya, at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology-MUNAE-.

AVES DEL MUNDO MAYA EN EXPOSICIÓN

This exhibition is located in the room and will MUNAE introductory bird representations prehispanic and contemporary, which allow to appreciate the social interaction with nature; will be open to the public until 31 July, in schedule from Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. a 16:00 Hrs.

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Admired as songbirds and colorful figures in the wind, birds have been represented in all cultures of the world, occupy a special place in the thinking of the pre-Columbian Maya.

Whether for its beauty, the ability to rise to heaven or its various culinary uses, are found in countless archaeological contexts, as part of everyday life, artistic inspiration, symbols of power and ritual paraphernalia.

AVES DEL MUNDO MAYA EN EXPOSICIÓN

That preference has been associated with the natural features or the particular values ​​that the Maya recognized, which were captured symbolically in clothing, architecture, sculpture, painting, Ceramic Arts.

Pieces from different eras and regions interact with each other, providing a wide range of issues addressed by the prehispanic and contemporary artists, that through the representation of symbols displayed birds, customs and beliefs, Daniel Aquino Express, Director of MUNAE.

AVES DEL MUNDO MAYA EN EXPOSICIÓN

Before he opened the exhibition, counted with the participation of Juan José Chiríz, who presented the topic of "Birds in Maya Worldview", highlighting the importance of birds and the different meanings that these people had for Maya.

The opening remarks were made by the Deputy Minister of Cultural and Natural Heritage, María Rosa Chan, he expressed his satisfaction and stated that such activities contribute to recognize our heritage, both Natural and Cultural.

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