Museum Details

Name:Museo Popol Vuh, Universidad Francisco Marroquín (Popol Vuh Archaeological Museum)
Street Address:6a Calle Final, Zona 10
City:Ciudad Guatemala
Telephone:502-2338-7896; 502-2361-2301; 502-2361-2311; 502-2361-2321
Fax:502-2361-2311 ext 111
Staff Contacts:Admin: María Eugenia de Mayén 2338-7836; 2361-2301 ext 110; Cur: Oswaldo Chinchilla 2338-7838; 2361-2301 ext 101
Quality of Online Info:Excellent: English translation; History of each period and region, accompanied by information on object types; Online catalogue
Focus:Painted ceramic vessels from Maya Lowlands; Stone sculptures from the Highlands and the Pacific coast; Altar 1 from Naranjo, portrait of a Death God, a long inscription, and burial urns from the Quiche Maya; Classic period polychrome ceramics in Teotihuacan style: censers from the South coast, tripod vessels, and an altar from Naranjo; Late Classic period ceramics: a display of mythical scenes of Gods and rituals, some with hieroglyphic texts and signatures; Figurines, carved wood, masks, textiles, and a copy of the Dresden Codex
Source:Grube, Nikolai, ed. Maya: Divine Kings of the Rain Forest. Cologne: Konemann, 2000. 450, 454. Reid, Robert, etal. Central America on a Shoestring. 5th ed. Hong Kong, China: Lonely Planet Pub. Pty, Ltd, 2004. 91.