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Maya

Moments frozen in time.
December 23, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

  Archaeologists study past human behavior. We do so using material evidence left behind that tells us of that behavior. Artifacts and architecture retrieved from the past may be esthetically pleasing, but ultimately archaeologists are most interested in the people who made or built these things to answer questions such as who, what, when, where, and […]

The Winter Solstice And The Rise Of Kukulkan
December 21, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

  In celebration of the official start of winter today, we proudly present our humble thoughts on the importance of the Sun’s path through the sky as perceived by different cultures around the world. Although it barely seems worth mentioning today, in the past, solar events like the winter solstice were cause for great celebration, […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings:
September 19, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

    Mummies are coming! Our new special exhibit, Mummies of the World, opens Friday, September 23 for members and noon on Saturday, September 24 for the public! GET TICKETS HERE Described as “fascinating, intriguing, and inspiring,” by NBC, “absolutely extraordinary,” by NPR and “a must see,” by FOX TV, Mummies of the World will […]

Recent discovery adds to our understanding of ancient Maya civilization.
September 13, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

When Europeans set foot on the shores of the New World, one of the most advanced civilizations they encountered was that of the ancient Maya. With a past spanning close to three millennia, the Maya lived in what is now southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and parts of El Salvador and Honduras. Most of their descendants […]


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