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National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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Cosmo wrote a review Jan 2020
Saratoga Springs, New York25 contributions2 helpful votes
We were not expecting to spend as much time as we did here. The Mayan estelas are particularly striking. There were a number of small statuettes from both the classic and post-classic periods that were well displayed. Some sections of the museum did not have descriptions in
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Sheryl T wrote a review Dec 2019
Mahwah, New Jersey843 contributions190 helpful votes
The museum is organized into pre classic, classic and post classic exhibits of the Mayan civilizations. It is a good way to get background before going to the actual ruins.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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bljones wrote a review Nov 2019
Columbus, Ohio106 contributions13 helpful votes
My adult daughter and I enjoyed our visit to the National Archaeology Museum. We spent about 90 minutes and were able to see the entire museum. We went at opening so we had time to see the many items. On our way out, we saw large groups entering and were happy we came at the
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Getaway636771 wrote a review Oct 2019
Birmingham, Alabama69 contributions2 helpful votes
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Although interesting, it looks like this is more for field trips for children than for actual history buffs. The anthropology museum in Mexico City is way better.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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retired and traveling wrote a review Oct 2019
117 contributions10 helpful votes
We enjoyed the museum. The displays start in the earliest pre Mayan period and went through the Spanish arrival. There was lots of pottery and quite a few very large stellae. More than 1/2 the display did have sign in English and Spanish. The building is pretty also.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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