From the original hunter gathers to early farming communities, ancient technology and coming of the age of metal. Our multi-talented re-enactors are specialists in their field; true historians with a genuine passion for the past. A devastating obsidian war club, and its impact damage on a defenceless cabbage. These are traditional fire ceremonies in which a shaman opens a portal to commune in prayer with the spirits and offerings are made to the fire and the 20 gods that rule the 20 day signs. April 2019. The Mayans created a great civilization in parts of what are now Mexico and Honduras and in Guatemala. Following a short introduction to Maya customs. Our Time Travellers are very much in demand for their depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for their subject. The Mayan Realm. Following a short introduction to Maya customs. The calendar had a lunar cycle, a solar cycle and Long Count cycle. A panoramic glimpse into everything pre-historic taking students on an exciting geological and palaeontological adventure from the Earth’s primordial beginning. Caves, she learned, were a recurring motif in ancient Maya art and literature: They were painted on the sides of ceramic vases, cited in songs and poems, and carved into stone monuments. The Mayans MC Cast on Working with Edward James Olmos. Thought to have been filmed by the Los Angeles Police Department, a video showing a car disappearing into a portal surfaced in 2015. Experience Saxon England, from the hierarchy and etiquette of the Lord’s Hall, the language and the story of Beowulf, through to the burial of a Saxon king. This entertaining one-day workshop provides insight into medieval life from 1066 to 1483. By Tim Lambert. Artefacts from the time that children can touch and hold. Reception – Dinosaurs and Fossils. PHOTOGRAPHER: Brandon Coffey. Portals to the Past | Inspiring history workshops for schools. WRITER: Suzannah Smith Miles. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican archeologists have discovered a maze of stone temples in underground caves, some submerged in water and containing human bones, which ancient Mayans … A captivating workshop that vividly brings World War II to life, using a variety of teaching aids (including a genuine air raid siren!). In 2015, NASA admitted that the idea of Earth portals — areas on the planet that instantly teleport human beings from one place to the other — are a reality that they have been studying for quite some time. Journey through time with a photographic tour of Charleston’s centuries-old parish churches and chapels-of-ease. We are not just “teachers that get dressed up”. Travel back 1000 years and unearth the undiscovered world of the Maya. I’ve had the pleasure of participating in three Mayan ceremonies, all within the past six months. Believed by some to be a portal to the land of the gods, the “Gate of the Sun” in Bolivia shares much of its legends with other similar sites in the Andes region. Again, we don't always know what originated with the Mayans, and what was just general culture of the area over the centuries. Travel back 1000 years and unearth the undiscovered world of the Maya. Explaining the process of a human sacrifice. The circa-1725 Strawberry Chapel-of-Ease in Berkeley County. Portals of the Past. The Mayans worshipped a pantheon of gods, and their rulers were supposedly related to them and acted as intermediaries between the gods and humans. The Portals team takes great delight in sharing their knowledge and their enjoyment of history with a whole new generation of history buffs. Portals to the Past. This engaging and motivating day studies life in Britain under the Pax Romana, the long period of relative peacefulness experienced by the Roman Empire. A fascinating and immersive day, where the children are transported back to the late 1880s to experience life in Victorian England. Portals of the Past. The ancestors of the Mayans were hunters but about 2,000 BC they adopted farming as a way of life. Drawing upon an unrivalled pool of talented historians, archaeologists and reenactors, we typically visit more than 1,700 UK schools a year to deliver hands-on, educational workshops that leave kids (and teachers) buzzing. About Portals to the Past Pupils will get the chance to participate in a fascinating and immersive range of activities in Maya society, ranging from Mesoamerica ballgames, ancient rituals and so much more. Classically, Maya people believed that humans, along with serpents, frogs, and lizards emerged from the deepest caves, and making offerings into cenotes might have been a way to symbolically complete the cycle of life. On a quiet Chelsea street between the River Thames and the bustling King’s Road, the odd passer-by pauses to ponder two small blue plaques set into the red-brick walls of numbers 30 and 34. Every corner in San Francisco has an astonishing story to tell. Religion played a significant role in Mayan life, because their social system, agriculture, calendar, recreational activities and ceremonial rituals were all linked to their religion. The day starts with a short talk start on how and why the Tudors came to power, the effects of religious turmoil and how the discovery of the New World changed Europe. LIFE IN THE MAYAN CIVILIZATION OF CENTRAL AMERICA. Mayan peoples were to pay tribute to the Aztec empire many years later. Perhaps the most well-known tale of a supposed inter-dimensional portal concerns the town of Ong’s Hat, merely a speck on the map and one of the numerous abandoned old villages scattered throughout the remote Pine Barrens of the U.S. state of New Jersey. Perhaps the most well-known tale of a supposed inter-dimensional portal concerns the town of Ong’s Hat, merely a speck on the map and one of the numerous abandoned old villages scattered throughout the remote Pine Barrens of the U.S. state of New Jersey. To them, every cave was believed to be a portal into the underworld, which they called Xibalba. Showing how the Maya took on aspects of the animals they hunted. Discover Portals of the Past in San Francisco, California: The remains of a ruined mansion memorialize the 1906 earthquake. We do know that the Aztecs shared the Mayan love of the cacao (chocolate) bean. Every corner in San Francisco has an astonishing story to tell. “The Maya were cave-obsessed,” she says. Next Up ... Felipe is struggling to keep his own past buried as much as he is trying lead his sons down the right path. This educational, exciting and moving workshop provides a depth of understanding of the Great War in an impactful, but sensitive and age-appropriate manner. Covering everything from the warring city states, the birth of democracy and Greek legends to Alexander the Great and Greek culture. KS1 Dinosaurs and Fossils. Mayans had an elaborate calendar which was one of the most accurate to have been created by any ancient civilisation. Contact us for more information on our coronavirus strategy. About Portals to the Past; Meet the Team; Join the Team; Contact; KS2 Maya. One of NASA’s spacecraft, the THEMIS, and cluster probes from Europe have amassed enough observational data to confirm that a magnetic stargate portal exists in many locations. Each day has both a number and a sign. This workshop provides students with a detailed insight into the life of a common soldier during the First World War, and addresses the myths of the “Great War”. This hugely popular Viking workshop covers everything from home-life to battles, Gods and how to have fun, Viking-style. For availability or booking - call now on 0800 112 3192. Team Bul – A strategic wargame focusing on hunting and defeating your enemy on a board, A fun fact finder quiz on the Maya creation myth, Maya civilisation and many other topics. KS2 Rocks, Dinosaurs and Fossils. Mayans were able to create such an accurate calendar thanks to their brilliant … This fun, absorbing and interactive workshop introduces children to the fascinating and enigmatic world of the ancient Egyptians. They regularly take part in historical re-enactments, and have appeared in many films, historical documentaries and on the BBC’s “Horrible Histories”. The day starts with a short talk start on how and why the Tudors came to power, the effects of religious turmoil and how the discovery of the New World changed Europe. A dinosaur workshop for reception class that will bring out the hidden palaeontologist in your pupils. But the culture of the Mayans was to influence the Aztecs in many ways. Given the speed at which events took place, one of three things seems probable: The driver had knowledge of the portal’s whereabouts, the portal was created by the driver of the vehicle, or the portal was a completely freak occurrence. Key Stage 1 dinosaur workshop – let us take your children back to the Jurassic period. Scattered across London in stately prominence and secret corners, the blue plaques scheme brings buildings to life Words: Jessica Tooze. Tiahuanaco city is said to be one of the most important sites of ancient America, with legends stating that the Sun god, Viracocha, appeared in Tiahuanaco and made it “the place of creation”—the place he chose to start the human race. Rounding off a captivating day, the Maya civilization comes to an end after the arrival and contact with the Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s.