PLEASE NOTE: This date of this event was incorrectly listed in the Penn Museum E-Newsletter. This event took place Wednesday, October 18, not Thursday, October 19, as was listed in the E-Newsletter. Please make note of this in planning your visit. We apologize for the error.
Honduran archaeologist Ricardo Agurcia Fasquelle, Executive Director of the Copan Association, offers a richly illustrated exploration of the extensive research carried out over the past twenty years on the Acropolis of the ancient Maya site of Copan. Mr. Agurcia speaks about his own discoveries of two extraordinarily well-preserved buildings that represent the only complete examples of Early Classic architecture and monumental art at the site. He gave them the field names “Rosalila” and “Oropendola.” Within these two buildings were found magnificent royal tombs whose contents are well represented in the Museum’s current exhibition, MAYA 2012: Lords of Time. Admission: $5; free for Penn Museum members. For more information, call 215.898.2680.