Cultura

Mayan photographic exhibition in the State of Mexico

domingo 18 de junio, 2017 a las 20:35/por emontes


Mexico, Jun. 18  (Notimex) .- To show the beauty and monumentality of Mayan architecture, the exhibition "Baktun 13" was opened by the photographers Javier Hinojosa and Ignacio Guevara, at the Archaeological Museum of the State of Mexico, Dr. Román Piña Chan, where it can be visited until next September.



These are 38 color and black and white images that portray the magnificent architectural, iconographic and archaeological legacy of the Maya and their close relationship with nature, explained the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH, for its acronym in Spanish).

Javier Hinojosa presents an overview of the main structures of the archaeological sites of Comalcalco in Tabasco and Tulum in Quintana Roo.

In addition to the so-called Quadrangle of the Nuns, in Uxmal, Yucatan, and some shots of the discovery of the so-called Red Queen (1994), in Palenque, Chiapas.

Hinojosa also exhibits an aerial view of the Chinkultic area in Chiapas and the acropolis of Ek Balam in Yucatan, where he recorded the Oval Palace and other important structures, such as the entrance arch to the ceremonial area.

The image of "The Descent of Kukulcan", captured in Chichen Itza in 2000 by Ignacio Guevara to commemorate the end of the millennium, was published by National Geographic magazine.

It also shows an aerial view of Toniná in Chiapas and photographs of Uxmal Yucatan, including one of the El Palomar structure, as well as an overview of the pyramids of Yaxchilán, also in Chiapas.

Another area captured by the lens of Guevara is Calakmul in Campeche, where he photographed the major structure and several stelae of the site, in addition to the Mayan cities Santa Rosa Xtampak and Xpujil.

Images of the mural painting of Bonampak in Chiapas and a photograph of the mortuary mask of Pakal, already restored, that were found in the tomb of the sovereign, inside the Palace of Inscriptions, stand out.

The artists have spent many years capturing the magnificence of monuments, which have illustrated dozens of art, culture and nature of Mexico publications.

This exhibition has been opened to public for 4 years at different venues of INAH's museum network throughout Mexico.

NTX/CJR/MCV/MML

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