Guatemala National Archaeology and Etymology Museum

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala

About Guatemala National Archaeology and Etymology Museum

The Guatemala National Archaeology and Etymology Museum or “Museo Nacional de Etnología y Arqueología” in Guatemala City is dedicated to exploring the country’s history, particularly that of the Maya civilisation.

The National Archaeology and Etymology Museum has an impressive Maya collection ranging from dioramas of ancient cities to pottery, masks and jewellery – especially in the signature Maya stone of jade – using these artefacts and pieces to chronicle the Maya culture from the Pre-Classic period to the Classic and Post-Classic.

A fascinating way to learn about Maya culture, the only real downside of the museum is its lack of English information boards.

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