General Aztecs Maya Tocuaro Kids Contact 26 Feb 2020/1 House
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Link to page about the Maya Calendar
Today's Maya date is: - 2624 days into the new cycle!
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4 Mayan languages in danger of extinction
They include Itza’, the language of the last significant Maya nation in Mesoamerica...
Read more (in Spanish)

Thoughtful essay on the so-called Maya ‘collapse’
by Professor Indalecio Cardeña Vázquez.
Read the Yucatán Times article...

Maya stucco head

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 40 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...

’When I saw the Mexicolore presentation last year I was spellbound. This year - it was even better! So much information, presented in such an interesting and memorable manner... If you are studying the Maya - this is a must!’ (Lead Yr 5 teacher, Ferndown Middle School, Dorset, February 2020).
’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).

Chichén Itzá’s ShadowsThe ancient city of Chichén Itzá

was to be the centre of the world...

Ancient ingredient that makes rubber balls bounceThe ancient, magic ingredient

that makes rubber balls bounce...

Mexicolore, the Google Maya Project and the British MuseumWe helped The BM trial their new VR

Google Maya Project kit in a Wembley school

The use of Zero as a placeholder by the Maya1,000 years before its use in Europe,

the Maya used zero as a placeholder

RESOURCE: Maya clothing styles illustratedA new resource on Maya clothing

- beautifully illustrated by Daniel Parada

RESOURCE: the story of how the male quetzal got his red chestThe story of how the male quetzal

got his red chest...

RESOURCE REVIEW: Hunahpu & Xbalanque, Hero Twins of Popol VuhThe story of the Hero Twins -

best book yet...?

RESOURCE: Ancient Maya gods - 3) ‘Smoking God’, ‘God L’God ‘L’ was patron of merchants -

one of the principal gods of the underworld

RESOURCE REVIEW: DKfindout! Maya, Incas, and AztecsWe review one of the latest kids’ books on the Maya,

Incas and Aztecs from Dorling Kindersley

How Aztec and Maya chocolate was preparedWhat were the main ingredients

in Aztec and Maya chocolate?