Dr. Simon Martin, Associate Curator, American Section, Penn Museum The Maya universe was populated by a variety of strange beasts and hybrid entities, some as actors in mythic narratives, others as symbolic representations of the sky, earth, and netherworld. However bizarre and complex their form, each had a coherent part to play in a wider religious system. One of the more energetic areas in Maya studies today is the effort to fathom their meanings and, by doing so, enter the imagination and consciousness of an ancient American people.
This playlist features videos that reflect the programming and exhibitions currently happening at the Museum. Check out our website for more information about our active events schedule. http://www.penn.museum
Second Round of Videos from the Watson Kintner Collection. Watch selections from the Penn Museum's film archive. The majority of films are from the Watson Kintner collection, from excavation sites and other research sites around the world.