Maya Culture: The Pyramid of Chichen Itza with Luis Luis-Martínez

Maya Culture: The Pyramid of Chichen Itza with Luis Luis-Martínez


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The Mayan civilization is one of the most fascinating ancient civilizations in the world, but also one of the most difficult to understand because of the complex language, geographical barriers, and information lost during the Spanish conquest. This conversation will explore the Chichen Itza archaeological site, specifically the pyramid of Kukulkan.

We will learn the historical context surrounding its magnificent construction as well as more concrete details such as the transformation of limestone into building blocks. By shifting our focus towards mathematics and astronomy, we will understand the physics of the “Feather Snake” phenomenon that occurs bi-annually at Chichen Itza. Then, moving towards an enhanced understanding of the Mayan civilization as a whole, we will explore the Mayan calendars and the series of events leading to Mayan control of most of the Yucatan peninsula.

Led by an expert on history and archeological civilization of Mexico, Luis Martinez, this interactive seminar will explore the most visited building in Chichen Itza. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with increased knowledge about the history of Mayan culture.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Edie Tashma (St Louis, US)
OUTSTANDING!

I was a bit doubtful at the beginning but Mr. luis Martinez delivered an excellent and resourceful talk. I really enjoyed it!

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Suzi Early Via (Afton, US)
Fascinating and well done presentation

Luis was personable and knowledgeable, and was very effective in soliciting our active participation in the seminar. Loved learning more about Chichen Itza and the Mayan culture, as well as other tidbits of Mexican heritage.

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Grace (Richmond, US)
First time as a Virtual Traveler!

Luis was a fabulous tour guide. Very knowledgeable, made some of the presentation interactive, explained things clearly & answered questions easily.

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Edie Tashma (St Louis, US)
OUTSTANDING!

I was a bit doubtful at the beginning but Mr. luis Martinez delivered an excellent and resourceful talk. I really enjoyed it!

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Suzi Early Via (Afton, US)
Fascinating and well done presentation

Luis was personable and knowledgeable, and was very effective in soliciting our active participation in the seminar. Loved learning more about Chichen Itza and the Mayan culture, as well as other tidbits of Mexican heritage.

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Grace (Richmond, US)
First time as a Virtual Traveler!

Luis was a fabulous tour guide. Very knowledgeable, made some of the presentation interactive, explained things clearly & answered questions easily.

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