MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 76,204 this week

Mystery of the Maya (1995)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 120 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Writers:

(narration written by),
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 30 Jun 2012
 
a list of 376 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
list image
M
a list of 3320 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1210 titles
created 02 Dec 2012
 
a list of 612 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mystery of the Maya (1995)

Mystery of the Maya (1995) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mystery of the Maya.

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Nicolas Alonso ...
Boy
Juan Carlos Colombo ...
Giles Healey
Susan Glover ...
Narrator
...
Archeologist
Juan Antonio Llanes ...
Diego Landa
Alberto Ruz ...
Himself
Francois Tormos ...
Frederick Catherwood
Oscar Traven ...
Alfred Maudslay (as Oscal Traven)
Javier Viesca ...
John Lloyd Stephens
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

imax

Taglines:

Witness the splendor of the Maya Civilization.

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

13 April 1995 (Canada)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Most exquisite documentary film I've seen about the Mayan civilisations
5 August 2009 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This film is remarkable if not in the originality of it's content, in the pacing and presentation of the information. Consequently it is a potent and affecting educational piece and a perfect introduction to the history of the study of Mayan civilisation, and for more seasoned scholars a feast for the eyes in the cinematographic depiction of famous sites such as Palenque. This film ought to be the staple introduction to all schools in the world regarding this rich, mysterious and long misunderstood culture.

Most significant in this film are the reconstructions of archaeologists and artists to first discover and document the famous sites (eg the Lid of Palenque), how they travelled and what equipment and techniques they used in order to document and better understand the obscure creative legacy remaining in stone carvings and architecture and other artifacts. In addition to this are re-enactments of Mayan ceremonies and every day activities which are feasts for the imagination in visualising the every day existence of this remarkable people.

All in all a joy for those with even the slightest interest in ancient cultures! I take my hat off to the Canadian and other teams who contributed to this production.

The only gripe is that the information documented is very basic and I did not learn anything new which I may have done had the production been stretched to two parts or feature length but hey, it's a TV show and does very well for what it is.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Mystery of the Maya (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?