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Today's Maya date is: - 1857 days into the new cycle!
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World’s longest underwater cave system found
- it helps our understanding of ancient Maya rituals, including pilgrimages...
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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 some 3,000 visits to schools and museums throughout England.

We have 37 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...
We plan to continue uploading a wide range of informative articles and resources to this section of the Mexicolore website.

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...

RESOURCE: The problems of telling Maya glyphs apartJust when you thought you were getting the hang

of Maya glyphs: check this little trio out...!

Teaching the Maya - RESOURCE: geometric designsExtra Maya resource on motifs -

geometric designs on pottery

The Maya calendar and the ‘burden of time’Who is the figure at the centre

of the ‘burden of time’ image?

A tribute to British Mayanist Ian GrahamA tribute following the death

of British Mayanist Ian Graham

The Google Maya Project at the British MuseumThe Google Maya Project

at the British Museum

‘Our Maya Museum’One school’s ‘Maya Museum’

- inspired by a Frederick Catherwood painting

Ulama: The pre-Columbian ballgame survives todayIf hip-Ulama dies, it would be the end

of the oldest team sport in the world...

How bloody were the Maya?How bloody were the Maya?

Separating fact from fiction...