Archaeology program

GLASTONBURY - On Jan. 26 at 2 p.m., the public is invited to attend "Death Comes to the King: A Classic Maya Tomb at El Diablo, Guatemala," a presentation by Dr. Stephen Houston, Dupee Family Professor of Social Sciences at Brown University. The Friends of the Office of State Archaeology (FOSA), the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center at UConn, and Archaeology Society of Connecticut (ASC) sponsor the presentation. The talk will take place at Smith Middle School, 216 Addison Road, Glastonbury. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for students with identification. The annual meeting of the FOSA begins at 1 p.m. and is open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the snow date will be Jan. 27 with the presentation beginning at 1 p.m. and the annual meeting following. In 2010, a rich and enigmatic tomb was discovered at the Classic Maya city of El Zotz, Guatemala. Found on a hill high above El Zotz, in a place called El Diablo or "The Devil," the tomb lay within a building covered with remarkable solar and celestial imagery. The tomb and building revealed striking new evidence on local Maya dynasties at their time of origin. The findings at El Zotz also show how royal families acquired the landscape some 1,600 years ago. Join Houston and discover what the tomb and its sculpted building reveal about El Zotz, Maya royalty, and the Maya culture.
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