Guatemala - The theme of this unique World Convention of Mayan Archaeology is: The Tombs of the Sacred Lords and the Secrets of Jade.
It will take place from the June 19 to June 21, 2009. The site of the event is in La Antigua Guatemala, colonial city and World Heritage Site. The event will provide scientific, historical and cultural exchange between Guatemala, United States, Mexico, Belize and Honduras.
The event will present a series of lectures by world renowned experts in Mayan archeology and anthropology.
The opening gala will be celebrated with several extraordinary events of cultural richness and beauty. The Folkloric Ballet of Guatemala, Marimba artist Maestro Baudilio Ordoñez, a Mayan Culture Pictorial exhibition by Alejandro Wer, exhibition of a remarkable collection of Jade masks, exhibition of Pre-classic Maya Pottery, among others.
The Convention will highlight the natural and archaeological richness of Guatemala. Academics, students and visitors will have the opportunity to experience the unique beauty, mysteries, fascination and science of Mayan Archaeology and the history of Jade.
The list of World experts in Mayan archaeology and anthropology who will present lectures is long and exiting:
Dra. Chloe Andrieu
Dr. David Sedat
Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli
Dr. Jame Awe
M.A. Edgar Carpio
Licda. Christa Schieber de Lavarreda
Arquelogo Miguel Orrego
Lic. Daniel Aquino
Arq. Federico Fahsen
M.A. Liwy Grazioso
Dr. Arthur Demarest
Dr. Tomas Barrientos
Dr. Richard Hansen
Dr. Héctor Escobedo
For more updates and information visit: www.eventosantiguaguatemala.com