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Lecture addresses Maya prophesy of end of days

Edwin Barnhart
Dr. Edwin Barnhart

In “12.21.12: An End of Days?” Dr. Edwin Barnhart, Director of the Maya Exploration Center, will address the ancient Maya prophecies, which foresee the end of days in December of 2012. The presentation, which will separate fact from fiction, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Barnhart’s discussion covers everything from whether modern spiritualists are correct that we are entering a new age of enlightenment to the fact that the Maya calendar is coming to its cyclical end on December 21, 2012. Although the larger question remains: What did the ancient Maya actually predict about the future? The answer lies in a better understanding of Maya religion and hieroglyphic texts.

As Director of the Maya Exploration Center, Barnhart’s knowledge comes from two decades of experience in Mesoamerica as an archaeologist and explorer. He earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, and teaches National Science Foundation classes for college professors on Maya astronomy and sacred geometry.

This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

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