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Maya Ritual Secrets Revealed: Sacrifice, Divination, and Astronomy

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX, 77030 United States (map)

Mexican consulate lecture, with the additional support of Annette Bracey and Institute of Hispanic Culture of houston

Dr. Tomás Gallareta Negrón
Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México

Deeply held beliefs helped the Maya position themselves in the cosmos. Ceremonies involving divination, astronomy, and human sacrifice were common in Mesoamerica and are depicted at such sites as Uxmal and Chichen Itza. Not only can these depictions help us understand official activities, such as the enthronement of kings or warfare, but they also reveal daily life. Even more fascinating–Maya ritual is not dead. Learn how shamanism is still being practiced today.

Cosponsored by Houston Museum of Natural Science

Admission:  HMNS and AIA Member - $12.00
General Admission - $18.00
Use code AIA$6off to obtain discounted tickets by phone at 713.639.4629 or at HMNS box office.

Institute of Hispanic Culture Inc. is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Allianc

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