Maya: Portraits of a People

Images from the exhibition
Learn more about the Maya. Peruse our National Geographic resources and related Web links, then explore images from the exhibition (right). For more resources, search our Publications Index or the National Geographic Store.

Stuart, George. “The Royal Crypts of Copán.” Pages 68-93, December 1997.

O'Neill, Thomas. “Yucatán Peninsula: Maya Heart, Modern Face.” Pages 108-113, August 1996.

Miller, Mary. “Maya Masterpiece Revealed at Bonampak.” Pages 50-69, February 1995.

Kostyal, K.M. “Deep in the Heart of Mayaland.” Pages 118-131, November/December 1998.

Stuart, Gene, and George. Lost Kingdoms of the Maya. National Geographic Society, 1993.

Lost Kingdoms of the Maya. 1993.


Related Links
Discovering the Maya @
Renowned scholar George Stuart presents a lecture on April 14, 1999, relating the fascinating story of how we have come to know about this mysterious culture.

Looted Treasures @
Five unmarked cardboard boxes showed up at the National Geographic Society one morning. Their contents: priceless Maya artifacts to be returned to Mesoamerica. Get the full story.

Lords of Copán @
Explore monuments and tombs erected in one of the great Maya cities.

Secret of the Maya Glyphs @
Can you unlock the secrets of a Maya tomb?

Secrets of the Copán Acropolis @
Two noted Maya scholars examine discoveries from one of the most important Classic Maya sites in this December 1997 lecture.

Maya Adventure—Science Museum of Minnesota
Discovery a fun way to learn about the Maya.

Mystery of the Maya
This informative Web site was originally intended to provide background information about the IMAX movie of the same title.

The World of the Mayan Culture
Focusing on travel in the lands once occupied by the ancient Maya, this award-winning site is a good introduction to Maya history (available in Spanish or English).


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