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Welcome to the Maya at Mexicolore!

Mexicolore is a small, specialist, independent, artefact-based teaching team providing in-school visits and teaching resources on Mexico, the Mexica (Aztecs) and the Maya, based in London. Since 1980 our Living History teams have made over 3,000 visits to schools and museums throughout England.

We have 38 years of experience of using artefacts, costumes, music, dance, drama, audio-visual media and other resources to bring the cultures of ancient Mexico (and Mesoamerica in general) to life, enriching the history curriculum in school halls, museums, arts centres, galleries and many other venues. Whilst our main work has for many years focused on the Aztecs, since September 2014 the Maya now share the stage...

’Thank you very much for the amazing workshop that you ran today. Our pupils were full of energy and enthusiasim when they came in for lunch and we know that this came from your very knowedgable and passionate delivery’ (Lead Yr 6 teacher, Purbrook Junior School, Hants. September 2018).

Four Thousand Years of Cacao Cultivation and Use in MesoamericaMany who live in cacao-growing regions

still prefer drinks based on ancient recipes

The Maya market mysteryWhy did no-one until recently think

the ancient Maya had markets...?

RESOURCE: Maya marketsRESOURCE: (ancient) Maya markets

and what we know about them...

RESOURCES: Maya creation story and the ballgameRESOURCES: Videos on the creation story

and the ancient ritual ballgame

RESOURCE: Ancient Maya gods - 2) Death God Kimi (‘God A’)Basic Maya Facts:-

Maya Death God’ A’

RESOURCE: Maya buildings that resisted earthquakesHow come almost no ancient monuments

were affected by the earthquakes of 2017?

RESOURCE: Maya artefact: cacao pot with jaguar tail handleMaya artefact: cacao pot

with a jaguar tail handle

RESOURCE: Ancient Maya gods - 1) Itzamná (‘God D’)Basic Maya Facts:-

the ancient god Itzamná

RESOURCE: Did the Maya invent comics?Were the ancient Maya the first

to invent comics...?

RESOURCE: Maya tattoosBoth for Maya men and for women

tattoos were signs of personal bravery...