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Ancient Maya Live Again at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
DENVER, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest
exhibition about the ancient Maya ever to be displayed in the United
States is running from February 14 to August 24, 2014 at the Denver
Museum of Nature & Science. Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed uses a
combination of never-before-seen artifacts, hands-on activities and
immense walk-in environments to explore the rise, accomplishments and
eventual decline of the ancient cities of the Maya.
At their height, the Maya developed an incredible system of roads and
built huge cities filled with gigantic stone temples. They developed
astronomy, created one of the world's most accurate 365-day calendars,
conceived a new system of mathematics and invented a hieroglyphic form
of writing. They were even able to make rubber and invented one of the
world's first team sports -- a popular ball game that involved putting
a rubber ball through a ring. It was a game that could literally mean
life, or death, for the team players and the fans, as the losers were
Highlights of the exhibition include a colorful, full-scale frieze
that once surrounded the top of El Castillo pyramid at Xunantunich in
Belize. Visitors will be able to stand under a starry sky to learn
astronomy as the Maya did, or peek into a sacred cave that served as a
portal to the underworld. Interactive stations let you lift the heavy
rubber ball of Maya games, or take photos of yourself to see how you'd
look wearing the clothes and jewelry of Maya nobility.
The exhibition is the first in the new Anschutz Gallery, which is
located in the Museum's new 126,000 square foot addition, the
Morgridge Family Exploration Center. The Denver Museum of Nature &
Science is the fourth largest museum in the U.S., and has the most
paid memberships of any museum in the world.
HOTEL PACKAGES FOR MAYA
Some of downtown Denver's best hotels are offering great hotel
packages for Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed that include hotel stays and
amenities as well as two VIP tickets to the exhibition that allow
front-of-line access for the exhibition.
Grand Hyatt Denver - Package includes hotel stay, plus hotel valet
parking. Starting at $195.
Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center - Package
includes a visit to the hotel's Altitude Restaurant, where you'll
receive a complimentary bottle of Canvas wine with the purchase of two
dinner entrees. Starting at $195.
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel - Package includes hotel stay and
parking. Starting at $181.
The Oxford Hotel - Package includes hotel stay, parking and a room
upgrade based on availability at the time of check-in. Starting at
Brown Palace Hotel & Spa - Package includes hotel stay, 10 percent off
in the DMNS gift shop and deli, plus in-room amenity.
All packages are based on availability and may not be combined with
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