Category Archives: Travel

DIGGING THE MAYA AT BOSTON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE

Last weekend, we were thrilled to celebrate the International Day of Archaeology by  participating in the AIA Archaeology Fair at the Museum Of Science in Boston. There were groups presenting everything from Roman battle techniques, to atlatl spear-throwing and underwater … Continue reading

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THE WACKY WORLD OF MAYA GLYPHS

Every fall we attend the Maya at the Playa conference in Florida and hear leading Maya archaeologists share their latest discoveries. Here are some fun things we learned this year: 1. Nightmare beasts from the underworld: Maya art occasionally features strange mutant animals: monkeys … Continue reading

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NEW CLUB GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the Maya-themed Archaeology Fair this weekend and the opening of the wonderful MAYA: HIDDEN WORLDS REVEALED exhibit, we have a little bag of goodies to give away from the Museum Of Science in Boston. First name out of … Continue reading

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LOST MAYA CITIES DISCOVERED IN JUNGLE

One of the most exciting things about Maya archaeology is that there are still thousands of sites waiting to be discovered in the Central American jungle – and who knows what secret stories and wonderful works of art are hidden … Continue reading

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STRANGER THAN FICTION…

Shhh, don’t tell the Death Lords, but Plague Island is for sale… Remember how, in Book Three, Max meets up with a vacationing  Maya Death Lord on a creepy island near Venice? Well, that fictional location was based on the … Continue reading

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DE-LIGHT-FUL DECOR FOR DEATH LORDS…

Here’s just the thing to light up the dark, damp halls of Xibalba, the Maya underworld. This chandelier is entirely made of human bones and includes at least one of every bone in the human body. Decorating with bones was a quite a … Continue reading

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CROUCHING JAGUAR, HIDDEN NO MORE…

If you’re in Los Angeles this week, hurry to see this incredible nine-foot-long crouching jaguar dancer – the first time it’s ever been on public view! This early classic period (300-600 CE) stucco figure from Guatemala is one of 200 … Continue reading

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