The empire of the mayas

 

PALENQUE'S MASK
The mask of Palenque is possibly the most amazing piece of art ever made. Multiple images can be found if the mask is used properly. Click "go there" to view more pictures and learn more details of this mysterious item.

The mask of Palenque.


This is the palace of Palenque, if you put your mouse cursor over the tombstone image on the right you can see an enlarged version of the tombstone in it's place.
PACALS TOMBSTONE
The mask of Palenque is possibly the most amazing piece of art ever made. Multiple images can be found if the mask is used properly. Click "go there" to view more pictures and learn more details of this mysterious item.

The tombstone found in Palenque in the tomb of the mayan king Pacal

MAYAN HISTORY

tThe rich culture and history of the mayan culture has interested archeologists and anthropologists for a long period. We give you the detailed history from BC to AD.

MAYAN HIEROGLYPHS
Look at some examples of the written language of the Mayans. Maybe you even figure out how to spell YOUR name in this language.



The way the mayan culture lifted their language to an artform.

MAYAN BUILINGS

 

 
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Popul Vuh

Religious ritual was elaborate and imposing, with frequent festival occasions in honour of the gods of the winds, the rain, the cardinal points, the harvest, of birth, death, and war, with special honours to the deified national heroes Itzamná and Kukulcan. The whole country was dotted with temples, usually great stone-built pyramids, while certain places - as the sacred city of Izamal and the island of Cozumel - were places of pilgrimage.