Exhibits

Temple of the Warriors

In 1924, archaeologists Ann and Earl Morris became part of an unparalleled restoration effort in the heart of the Yucatan peninsula. Embedded in a colossal mound of earth in the ancient city of Chichén Itzá lay the majestic Temple of the Warriors. Over the next four years, stone by stone, the grand edifice of the Temple was restored. In a landmark agreement with the Mexican government, only scientific information would be gathered, leaving all cultural material at the site. Upon completion, knowledge gained through excavation provided an unprecedented insight into one of the greatest ancient civilizations of the Americas.

"...of all the places I have been and...things I have seen, nothing exceeds...the years I spent in the steaming Yucatan jungles where great white temples rise from tangled deep green forests, lonely and desolated since the day Columbus sighted first land of the New World." – Ann Morris

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