Penn Museum Maya 2012 Lords of Time – be well informed about looming doomsday

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Maya 2012 Lords of Time opens at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia May 5 as part of the 30th annual Maya Weekend. The weekend is a full slate of lectures and activities; tickets are still available. Organizers cavalierly predict that the world will be around to see the planned end of the exhibit’s run on January 13, 2013. Penn Gazette has an interview with the curators and pictures in Time for the Maya.

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The Penn Museum is a real gem. Saw their Amarna exhibit a couple of years ago. I think it was in conjunction with a King Tut thing at the Franklin Institute.