Augmented Reality Maya Chocolate Plate

Date: 

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

A Maya chocolate plate

“Shrink” yourself down to “walk” into an ancient Maya vessel using augmented reality! Maya women were often essential for uniting kingdoms. When a marriage was arranged between Maya royal families, kings would exchange gifts like this ceramic three-legged plate for serving chocolate. Use the museum’s iPad as a “magic window” to discover fine details on one such plate that cannot be seen on the actual artifact. A gallery facilitator will guide you through the experience and will share more about the Maya.

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Special Event for International Archaeology Day

See the related virtual reality experience at the Harvard Semitic Museum, across the street.