The famous stucco swimmer frieze from the Late Preclassic Period, located in the Grand Central Acropolis

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Smithsonian Magazine, May 2011 Edition

Smithsonian magazine is a monthly magazine created for modern, well-rounded individuals with diverse interests. It chronicles the arts, history, sciences and popular culture of the times. History and Archaeology are prominently featured each month. The May Edition’s cover story features El Mirador. Read More...


Exhibition in Musee du Quai Branly, Louvre, France

This exhibit includes 150 exceptional Maya pieces, which for the most part, have never left Guatemala, their country of origin. This exhibit profoundly explores the Ancient Maya of Guatemala, one of four major civilizations (Aztec, Inca, Olmec, Maya) that has marked the history of ancient Meso-America. Read More...


New Maya Revelations DVD

Adventure has a new name! Host, explorer and survival expert Josh Bernstein takes a fresh look at the world's greatest ancient mysteries and puts adventure back into history as he travels to some of the most intriguing, remote and physically challenging locations in the world. With a fresh and engaging approach to archaeology, Josh goes to extremes and takes us along for the ride. Purchase video...


National Geographic

Through breathtaking discoveries, archaeologists are uncovering the early years of the ancient Maya to reveal a dynamic, sophisticated culture that was flourishing before the time of Christ. The Preclassic Maya—once dismissed as primitive—created massive pyramids, elaborate art, early writing, and more. Join National Geographic's Dawn of the Maya as it investigates the rise one of the world's greatest and most mysterious civilizations. Purchase video...