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The Magnificent Maya: Fact and Fantasy

About the event

Lecture by Dr Diane Davies at 7.15pm.

(via Zoom or at a venue and time to be confirmed - please check our website under Further Information for latest situation.)

The Maya created one of the most sophisticated civilizations in the ancient world. Their achievements in the arts and sciences, along with their complex social, political and economic systems, make them one of the most remarkable culture groups in the pre-Columbian Americas.

These people brought us an intricate calendar system, complex hieroglyphic writing, some of the largest pyramids in the world, a form of ballgame that was like no other and most importantly chocolate! This lecture will discuss the major achievements of the Maya as well as pointing out the common misunderstandings we have of this remarkable civilization.

Zoom lectures

Guests are welcome to a maximum of 2 lectures at a charge of £5.00 each time. Please email Richard Brown at rockleigh@sky.com who will send you the link and payment details. If the lecture is live please enquire.

Dates and venues

  • Thursday 21 October 2021 - 7:30pm, (via Zoom or at a venue and time to be confirmed - please check our website under Further Information for latest situation.)

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Art, crafts and hobbies Art and craft-related items, including exhibitions, sales and workshops. Also, hobbies like modelling and collecting.
Learning and interest Events related to education and careers, as well as learning for fun. Also, talks, guided walks, and events of historical or other interest.