Thursday doors…doors to the past

Posted: December 19, 2019 in Thursday doors
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Norm, our host at Thursday Doors, is doing a retrospective of his 2019 doors and asked us to do so as well. I’d planned to, but I’m too short of time with family coming home, practice for our Christmas service, etc. So I’m “cheating” a bit by taking you back to the Penn Museum, but not with literal doors. I have a few shots that are doors to the past in Central America and a civilization not many know much about.

This metate (grinding stone) and mano (roller) from Honduras is one of my favorite items in the museum. Its beauty and grace for a simple, daily task of grinding corn and other foods attract me. The large size indicates the high status of the owners/users.

These two Mayan steles are from Guatamala and Belize.

This Caracol Altar is from the end of the Mayan era when many of their cities were abandoned. Contrary to what many believe, the Mayan civilization didn’t end and there are Mayans throughout the world today.

There are days when I feel like this. 🙂

Norm, thanks for hosting Thursday Doors, one of my favorite challenges in the blogosphere, and for not minding when we stretch the “rules”. I’m looking forward to the doors of 2020.

Comments
  1. Norm 2.0 says:

    Thank you Janet 🙂
    A very Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the best for 2020 – Cheers!

  2. Sue says:

    Happy Christmas to you and yours, Janet!

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family Janet! Enjoy the time together.

  4. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful doors to the past, Janet. I hope you and your family have wonderful holidays.

  5. Colline says:

    So interesting. I am thankful that museums keep all bits of history alive.

  6. slfinnell says:

    What a great share! Merry Christmas from our home to yours

  7. TCast says:

    A good piece of history here. Thanks.

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  9. nitinsingh says:

    Nice, thnx to share

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