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Popol Vuh – The Dawn of Life

April 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005 United States


Every culture on earth has a creation myth–we all want to know where we came from. Popol Vuh, the K’ichee Maya book of creation, was recorded in glyphic writing, transmitted orally, and eventually transcribed by Dominican missionaries in the sixteenth century, a few years after the European irruption. It is an extraordinary document of the human historical imagination. Beginning with the deeds of Maya gods in the darkness of a primeval sea, it ends with the radiant splendor of the Maya lords who founded the K’ichee kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. A scholar of Maya origin interprets this classic tale from an indigenous cultural perspective.

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Date:
April 16, 2020
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
archaeologynow.org

Contact

Becky Lao
Phone:
7133646344
Email:
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
Website:
archaeologynow.org

Venue

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Phone:
7133646344
Website:
archaeologynow.org

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