Tehran museum to review art and culture in Mexican civilization

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Iranians will get the chance to become familiar with art and culture in the Mexican civilization during an exhibition to be held at the National Museum of Iran in January 2016.

A comprehensive collection introducing the historical background and the culture and civilization of the country will be displayed at the exhibit, the director Iran’s Museums and Historical Properties Office, Mohammadreza Kargar, told the Persian service of ISNA on Monday.

Based on a recent agreement signed between Mexican cultural officials and officials from Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization, over 250 artifacts dating from the time of the Mayan Empire to recent eras will be on display, Kargar said.

Centered in the tropical lowlands of what is now Guatemala, the Mayan Empire reached the peak of its power and influence around the sixth century AD. The Maya excelled at agriculture, pottery, hieroglyph writing, calendar-making and mathematics, and left behind an astonishing amount of impressive architecture and symbolic artwork.

“This is the first historical collection from a foreign country to be showcased in the museum,” Kargar stated.

The collection will be on exhibit for four months.

Source: Tehran Times

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