University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The End of Time The Maya Mystery of 2012

Has Sound

Time: 01:07:35  

Views: 1,002  

Film Description:The End of Time: The Maya Mystery of 2012

Dr. Anthony F. Aveni, author of the bestselling book, The End of Time: The Maya Mystery of 2012, explores theories about the widely prophesized "end of the world" in December 2012 by measuring them objectively against the evidence of archaeology, iconography, and epigraphy. Dr. Aveni considers information from the earth sciences and astronomy about the likelihood of worldwide Armageddon. Finally, the prophesies are placed in the broader cultural and historical context of how other cultures, ancient and modern, thought about the "end of things" and why cataclysmic events enjoy wide spread appeal in contemporary American pop culture. This program is presented in conjunction with our current exhibition, MAYA 2012: Lords of Time.
Video Category:Lecture
Video Date:12/12/2012
Contributor: Anthony F. Aveni

Interested in attending our Lecture Series?

Join us on first Wednesdays at 6:00 pm from October 2017 through June 2018 for our "Rise of the City" lecture series.

Learn More

© Penn Museum 2018 Sitemap / Contact / Copyright / Disclaimer / Privacy / Upenn