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A Symposium in Homage to Eduardo Matos Moctezuma

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 18:00 to Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 19:15
This Mesoamerican Symposium in homage to Eduardo Matos-Moctezuma, organized by the Art History Society of California State University, Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) , promises to be spectacular. It will take place on April 21 – 22 of 2017 in both locations. This year is particularly unique. In addition to our highly regarded featured speakers, we will present a very...

In the Realm of the Vision Serpent: Decipherments and Discoveries in Mesoamerica

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 08:00 to Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 18:30
This symposium in homage to Linda Schele, organized by the Art History Society of California State University, Los Angeles , promises to be our largest Mesoamerican Symposium to date. It will take place on April 10 – 11 of 2015 in the Golden Eagle Hall of our campus. This year is particularly special. In addition to our highly regarded keynote speakers, we will feature several panels composed of...

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The underwater ruins of Fuxian Lake in China are an enigma. Their age is enough to set the forgotten city apart, but the strange carvings still gracing the submerged stones really confuses archaeologists.
In an underwater investigation in Fuxian Lake, Yunnan Province, China, started on June 13, 2006, archeologists discovered remains of a group of huge ancient buildings at the bottom of the lake. The investigation team found numerous regularly placed stones featuring mysterious carvings.

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Pagan Origins of Easter
Easter Sunday is a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world who honour the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three...

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