Museo Popol Vuh

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala

About Museo Popol Vuh

Museo Popol Vuh is a museum of history and archaeology in Guatemala City, particularly concentrating on the Pre-Columbian era in Guatemala.

It has an extensive collection of art from this era, especially Maya art such as sculptures. Museo Popol Vuh is famed for its funerary objects, particularly urns.

Museo Popol Vuh has pieces from around the country, the oldest being a clovis projection point dating back to 9000 BC. Beyond the ancient world, Museo Popol Vuh has a colonial section and a twentieth century exhibit.

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