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Mystic Mayan Land

Mystic Mayan land: Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and the Caribbean Sea – turquoise, green and emerald. These are also the colours of Andreas Bromba’s new photo series. In it, the ancient stone buildings, pyramids and artefacts of the once important Mayan city of Chichén Itzá are also shown in many shades.

There are about 30 motifs from September 2019, mostly from Chichén Itzá. In addition, there are further motifs from the Museum of Ethnology in Mexico City, a unique museum worldwide for the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica. Many well-known motifs have been impressing visitors from all over the world here for decades: the “sun wheel” of the Aztecs, creepy goddesses and gods (good models for horror films) or the Olmec heads weighing tons. Mexico is too big – you can’t see everything. The Museum of Ethnology is a good substitute.

The museum’s outdoor areas are particularly well done: you think you’re standing in a (primeval) forest. Some motifs were created here, as if in the dense forest of Yucatan – and yet in the middle of the metropolis of millions.

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