The Presidents of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto and Germany, Joachim
Gauck inaugurated and toured the exhibition “Mayan, the language of beauty” at the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum in
Berlin, which marked the start of the Mexico-Germany Dual Year.
“Mexico is a
country with enormous cultural richness, and we are deeply proud of our history
and the legacy of our ancestors.”
exhibition brings together pieces from more than 20 museums.
over 300 pieces ─some over 2,000 years old─that testify to their world view,
writing and cities, such as Calakmul,
Chichén Itza, Palenque and Uxmal.
It will be
temporarily housed in the majestic Martin Gropius Bau Museum.
exhibition traces the route of a civilization that is admired throughout the
world for its great technical, architectural and astronomical advances.
“This exhibition is the perfect setting for
launching the Germany-Mexico Dual Year, agreed during my first meeting with
Chancellor Merkel, in 2012.”
Mexico is a country with a
great cultural richness; it highlights the best of its past and disseminates
its enormous cultural heritage.