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2 new ancient Maya towns discovered
along the planned route of the ‘Tren Maya’ tourist project...
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Maya woman figurine

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 3,500 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).

RESOURCE: Ancient Maya gods - 4) Maize God ‘E’Basic Maya Facts:-

Maya Maize God ‘E’

RESOURCE: Colourful birds to colour inColourful Mesoamerican birds

- to colour in...

Turning babies into Mayas - the traditional Hetzmek* ceremonyThe traditional Hetzmek ceremony

- turning babies into Mayas...

The hand of a Maya scribe with paintbrushA Maya scribe’s hand is beautifully

carved on a bone found at Tikal

Maya SpiritualityTo explore Maya spirituality

is also to learn a little more about yourself...

The Classic Maya ball court hieroglyphEver wondered why the Maya glyph

for a ballcourt is only ‘half’ a court?

RESOURCE: Maya gods do human choresThe codices show scenes of Maya gods

carrying out every-day human chores

RESOURCE: Video ‘Breaking the Maya Code’A new video on Maya script

made by a father-and-son team...

Balamkanché, Altar of the Jaguar PriestBalamkanché - a spectacular cave

deep below the pyramid of Kukulkan

RESOURCE: Maya women’s hairstyles and headwear illustratedA new resource on Maya women’s hairstyles

- beautifully designed by Daniel Parada