Presented by Martin Lominy, archaeologist and educator
Specialist in Precolumbian archaeology

Maya civilization is most famous for its monumental architecture which testifies of a socio-cultural development from the Highlands of Guatemala to the Lowlands of Yucatán between 500 B.C. and A.D. 1500.

Since its unveiling by explorer John Lloyd Stephens and artist Frederick Catherwood in the 19th century, Maya monumental architecture has not ceased to fascinate and remains the subject of countless studies and important debates on the culture of the ancient Maya.

This virtual exhibition is an introduction to Maya architecture based on research by the author. Its objective is to illustrate the evolution, structure and diversity of monumental architecture and to propose interpretations on its function and meaning.

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Last update: December 31, 2010

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