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The Second Raymond and Beverley Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology in honour of Professor Norman Hammond

The Second Raymond and Beverley Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology in honour of Professor Norman Hammond: Stephen Houston (Brown University) - Founder's Effects: Maya Dynasty and Kingship in the Temple of the Night Sun
When May 05, 2016
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Mill Lane Lecture Room 1
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Attendees All welcome
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A reception will follow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

 

Abstract:

Excavations at El Zotz, Guatemala, found “wonderful things”: the untouched tomb and treasure of a dynastic founder. That person lived amid disorder. For a generation or more, Tikal and other major settlements had responded to incursions from the imperial city of Teotihuacan, far away in what is now Mexico. The drama and dramatic contents of the tomb reflect that time. Covered by a temple with rich sculpture, Burial 9 exemplifies the range of kingly roles. The ruler takes life, assembles wealth, dances and dines with gusto. He may die but, like the sun, will rise to live again, charting unending order to come.

 

Biography:

Stephen Houston is the Dupee Family Professor of Social Science at Brown
University. His research interests are in Mesoamerica, especially Mayan
iconography and hieroglyphics. He has worked on the excavations of several
major Mayan cities, most recently the ancient city of Piedras Negras in
Guatemala, and previously at El Zotz, Guatemala.

 

 

 

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