This exhibition presents the collection -in the custody of La Ruta Maya Foundation- that was shown in the traveling exhibition "Mayas: Rulers of the Rainforest", which included three museums in the same number of European countries: The Drents Museum in Assen, The Netherlands; the Historisches Museum der Pfalz in Speyer, Germany; and the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ), Spain.
 
 
Since very early times, Pre-Columbian artists explored the human figure. They observed movements, postures and features that were later expressed in sculpture and ceramic pictorial art. Another way of representation stood out throughout the Mesoamerican region: ceramic vessels, and containers made of other materials, endowed with facial and body expression. Within the portable objects category, these have been a source of inspiration since antiquity.


Since its inauguration in August 2017, the Hyatt Centric Guatemala Hotel has set out to disseminate the country's cultural and natural heritage, sharing with the visitor photographs, handicrafts, contemporary art by recognized artists and Maya Pre-Columbian art. Among its objectives, La Ruta Maya Foundation and Hyatt Centric exhibit, on a semi-permanent loan, a collection of Pre-Columbian objects.

The MARQ Alicante Archaeological Museum was awarded the first EMPORIA 2017 National Prize for the best museum design for a non-itinerant temporary exhibition: "MAYAS: The Enigma of Lost Cities", in which the collection in custody of La Ruta Maya Foundation participates.