A Day with the Maya: Visiting Chichen Itza
Engage in an in-depth exploration of the glories and enigmas of ancient Maya civilization. Focus on four of the most splendid Maya archaeological sites: Copán (Honduras), Tikal (Guatemala), Palenque (Chiapas, Mexico), and Uxmal and Chichen Itza (Yucatán, Mexico). Exciting new excavations, along with recently deciphered Mayan glyph writing, have enriched our understanding of these sites and have imparted specific stories of individual Maya kings and queens. Also, explore contemporary Maya and cultural continuities, as seen in village craft traditions, religious practice, and literary expression.
You'll Walk Away with
- Familiarity with the most important Maya archeological sites
- An understanding of the artistic and cultural legacies of the Maya
- History buffs
- All members of the community—working, retired, and in between