The Americas


South America

The British Museum holds thousands of objects from south America, from the ancient Mayan city of Yaxchilian to Colombian goldwork and Aztec turquoise mosaics.

The Aztec world 
Age 7–11, 12–16


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The world in AD 900


Students learn about the world in AD 900, focusing on Maya, Islamic and West African culture and society.

School session

Around the world in a day

Years 5 & 6

Students examine artefacts made around the world at the same moment in time.

School session

Lives of the ancient Maya


Find out about Maya civilisation through objects from Yaxchilan and other ancient cities in Mesoamerica.


Teachers receive a 10% discount*. Quote teacher1112 in Museum shops or at the checkout online.

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