5-minute video that accompanies the exhibition “The Images of the Maya Gods in the 16th century: The Encounter of Two Worlds”.
This exhibition presents more than a hundred pre-Hispanic pieces, prints, maps, photographs and facsimiles of documents that will illustrate the clash between the European and indigenous world views in the 16th century, especially for what was considered sacred in the Maya region of Yucatan and the Kingdom of Guatemala, as opposed to European beliefs. The archaeological pieces, under the care of the La Ruta Maya Foundation, exemplify the type of objects used by the natives and which were suppressed because they were considered objects of “idolatry.” Their selection was made based on the criteria established – and published – by the ecclesiastical authorities of the new religious order in the 16th century. To watch the video click here:
Exhibition open to the public at the Training Center of the Spanish Cooperation in 7th Avenue North between 3rd and 4th streets Poniente, Antigua Guatemala, until March 1, 2020. Visiting hours are Monday through Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free admission.