ARCHEOLOGICAL CONFERENCES IN LIVERPOOL
LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, 29th June 2015.- In the framework of the exhibition Mayas: Revelation of an endless time at the World Museum in Liverpool, a group of eight archaeologists from the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History participated in a symposium to explain to the audience the importance of this millenary culture.
The conferences programme was useful to understand the importance of the exhibition that represents more than three thousand years of history, starting from eight topics that integrates it: Humans and nature; Human Community and Daily Life, Heart of the cities, Man faces time and stars; Ruling Elites and its historiography; Sacred Forces; Man faces Gods: its rites and Entering the Path: funerary rites, which highlights the aesthetic value of the pieces and address the lifestyles, socio-political structure, historical conscience, religion and Cosmo vision of this Mesoamerican culture.
Thus, on 19th June, archaeologists Daniel Juarez Cossio, Alejandro Tovalin Ahumana, Rodrigo Liendo, Ivan Sprajc, Antonio Benavides Castillo, Adriana Velazquez, Tomas Gallareta Negron and Lourdes Toscano gave lectures about the historical sites of Yaxchilan, Bonampak, Palenque, Edzna, Uxmal and Kabah.
Previously, they were interviewed by British media representatives on the content of the exhibition of 385 stunning objects of the Mesoamerican civilisation, some of which are displayed for the first time, due to its recently finding.
They explained that the collection consists of a selection of pieces from 40 museums and archaeological sites of Mexico including objects that had been recently found as well as older ones, such as two burials with their offerings, dating from the Pre-classic period (2500 BC) to post-classic (1250-1550 AD), found in Balamkú and Jaine island in the Mexican state of Campeche.
The free exhibition, which will remain open to the public until 18 October, allows to appreciate the splendour of the Mayan culture, sharing in the United Kingdom the best of the culture of Mexico, as part of the celebration of their Dual Year.
In addition to the symposium, which was announced in the website of the World Museum among parallel events, free entrance, another one, on the 3rd July will be carried-out: Earth, Sky and Sea: Two Thousand Years on the Maya Trail, in which seven specialists will share their expertise about the culture, traditions, murals and handcrafts of the Mayas.
Organised by Doctor Elizabeth Baquedano, professor at the Faculty of Social Historical Sciences of UCL, the seminar will be opened to public from 9:00 - 5:00.