Between Rise and Fall: The Art of the Maya Civilization

  • Date
    November 29, 2012
  • Time 7:30 p.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price NG Member: $18; General Public: $20

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Photo: Maya mural, Xultun
The recently discovered Maya mural at Xultun

Photograph by Tyrone Turner

Photo: William Saturno

William Saturno

Photograph by Jaime Saturno

Hear a vivid, irresistible tale of royal intrigue, backstabbing, and war. For more than a decade, archaeologist William Saturno has sought clues to the mysteries of the Maya, making important discoveries, including the spectacular murals of San Bartolo. In the sprawling complex of Xultun, he found calculations of the Maya calendar showing that—contrary to popular belief—the Maya believed the world would continue well past 2012. Featured in the June 2012 issue of National Geographic.

Attendees will be eligible to win a drawing for a Central America wall map from National Geographic Maps.

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