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Hot Attraction: Mysteries of the Maya


A ceramic bowl depicting a bird from the Late Classic Period (600-900 CE).
Photo ©CONACULTA.-INAH.-MEX. Jorge Vertiz 2011

The mysteries behind the enigmatic Maya civilization are uncovered in “Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World,” a captivating exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Through nearly 250 stunning artefacts, visitors can learn about the temples, cities, languages, life cycles and beliefs of the Classic and Post-Classic Mayas — and uncover the truth behind the 2012 end-of-days legend. May 18 to Oct. 28. 

Canadian Museum of Civilization, 100, rue Laurier, Gatineau, 819-776-7000. www.civilization.ca.

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